Painting

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40248
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Karen Moran  
Associated cultural group
Ugarapul 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Ipswich region
Map
Collector
 
Acquisition date
April 29, 1994 
Acquisition method
Artist-in-residence by Karen Moran 
Dimensions
H: 540 mm W: 680 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Painting, acrylic (and ink?) on canvas, entitled 'The Life Force'. The panel includes various motifs including sinuous,circular, and cross hatchings. Dominant colours are black and white, with some silver, gold and yellow infill and bordering. Approx. 62.5cm x 50.5cm of the panel is under glass, and it has been framed with 4 pieces of dowel screwed together (2 pieces 695mm and 2 pieces 505mm). It is signed towards the bottom left hand corner in black paint against the white background: 'K E V M 94.'

Research notes

'THE LIFE FORCE. Our life force created our map and guide for life. It is a force that is powerful and overwhelming, a spiritual being that gave us life, spirit, sould, mind and body to live in peace and harmonly with our people and with our spirits. ' [Exhibition label, 1994]

Karen Moran was employed as artist-in-residence from 29/09/1993 to 29/04/1994. During this time she made 9 paintings [40245 to 40253] which were displayed in the 'Did You Know..' exhibit.

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