Art Gallery Gauvin

Australian Bush Legends

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Feature 4

edge of womanhood, oils on canvas

 

'Edge of Womanhood' oils on linen, H 91.5 x W 122 cms

in a private collection 

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she sits at her dressing table, scattered with the glamourous accessories of the adult life she's about to enter. Her mood is one of anticipation and excitement, tinged with nostalgia for the carefree days of the childhood she's leaving behind. In memory she sees the toys she used to play with, symbols of a happy time when her decisions were made simple and her responsibilities were few.

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