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Rosalie Gascoigne made assemblages using items she gleaned from her immediate surroundings. In this instance she replicated a scrap of signage with her own hand painting. Often sun-bleached and weathered, Gascoigne’s raw materials appear as barren as the landscape of Australia, where this work was produced. Cockatoos recalls the discordant sound of parrots surrounding the artist’s home in Canberra. Gascoigne’s work imbues ordinary objects with a poetry and beauty similar to the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arrangement.
- Production date
- paint on hardwood pieces on a wooden panel
- 1235 x 2050 x 48 mm
- inscribed reverse lower r. black felt tip pen and ink " COCKATOOS / Rosalie Gascoigne / 1991"
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1999
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- International Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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