The Beady Eye of Mr Banks’ is Upon Us

Stephen Bowers

The Beady Eye of Mr Banks’ is Upon Us by Stephen Bowers

Details

Artist
Stephen Bowers
Title
The Beady Eye of Mr Banks’ is Upon Us
Year
2007
Medium
earthenware, underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze, gold lustre
Size
6 x 59.5 cm
Stock Number
201129

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Exhibited

Stephen Bowers: Larks Tongues in Aspic, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 27 November - 18 December 2010

Further Information

Considered by some the presage of funerals and giving warnings of rainstorms, the black cockatoo here takes on a minatory form, as if admonishing with an accusatory eye. The single Cockatoo is set off in a reserve of luxuriant, if distorted, banksia derived from Bank's florilegium and pays homage to the illustrator Sydney Parkinson.