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Crossing country

Benita Cavanagh
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
93.5 x 99 cm
Keringke Arts


I was coming back home a while ago, and I looked out the window down to see the sand dunes below – to me it looked like red rivers below me. I was thinking in my head to use this idea, a red river carving through the country, meeting in the middle of the canvas. I wanted it to look different and have the colours stand out.

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