- Stephen Bowers
- China Plate
- wheel-thrown earthenware, underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze
- 6 x 63 cm
Form thrown by Mark Heidenreich
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Stephen Bowers, Larks Tongues in Aspic Part IV, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 27 Oct - 8 Dec 2012
In a reserve, against a cross-hatched and shadowy blue willow background, two cockatoos sit amidst a complex ground of botanical forms. Some of the forms being further camouflaged by having their silhouette in-filled with sections of William Morris wall paper patterns documented in Morris & Co Designs & Patterns, published by the Art Gallery of South Australia 2003. Exclaiming in the background, RB Clarke’s comic character, the ‘idiot savant’ Boofhead, can be seen, steering his craft, starless, amongst the Willow harbour.