- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Karen Moran
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Ipswich region
- Acquisition date
- April 29, 1994
- Acquisition method
- Artist-in-residence by Karen Moran
- H: 540 mm W: 680 mm L: D: Circum:
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.'
'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.