ORIGINAL ART – ‘Gummy-Love’, Gumtree

$950.00

‘GUMMY-LOVE’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Gummy-Love’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

Shannon has always gazed in wonderment at the different species of gumtrees. The intricacies of their bark, unique textures and colour variations, combined with the way the almost human-limb-looking, twisted trunks/branches grow, has made them such a tantilising subject…which is what led her to the creating this, her first ‘landscape’ painting!

Eucalyptus, or ‘Gumtree’, is a genus of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Botanists have identified around 900 species, most native to Australia, which are divided into 3 different groups: Eucalyptus, which is the bulk of the species; Corymbia, the bloodwood eucalypts mainly found in the north; and Angophora. It was the Angophora Costata, known as ‘Sydney Red Gum’, that inspired Sir Joseph Banks to call them ‘Gumtrees’. Roughly 75% of Australian forests are eucalypt forests. Coming in all shapes and sizes they dominate the landscape from alpine regions, to the outback and edges of rainforests, with a representative species in every state and territory. It’s not surprising aboriginal people have utilised them in many different ways, such as using the gum as an adhesive, a sweet lolly, or even as a toothache remedy! Eucalyptus oil is also made from the leaves of the tree which is incredibly versatile in its uses and quite sort after. Unfortunately, deforestation in Australia is a major cause of fatal habitat loss for many threatened and endangered species. It also has a major impact on the health of soil and water as, without trees to anchor fertile soil, erosion can occur, sweeping soil into rivers, which chokes the waterways and threatens the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. We need to cherish what still remains, rectify past mistakes and adjust how we live with nature.

 

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

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‘GUMMY-LOVE’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Gummy-Love’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

Shannon has always gazed in wonderment at the different species of gumtrees. The intricacies of their bark, unique textures and colour variations, combined with the way the almost human-limb-looking, twisted trunks/branches grow, has made them such a tantilising subject…which is what led her to the creating this, her first ‘landscape’ painting!

Eucalyptus, or ‘Gumtree’, is a genus of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Botanists have identified around 900 species, most native to Australia, which are divided into 3 different groups: Eucalyptus, which is the bulk of the species; Corymbia, the bloodwood eucalypts mainly found in the north; and Angophora. It was the Angophora Costata, known as ‘Sydney Red Gum’, that inspired Sir Joseph Banks to call them ‘Gumtrees’. Roughly 75% of Australian forests are eucalypt forests. Coming in all shapes and sizes they dominate the landscape from alpine regions, to the outback and edges of rainforests, with a representative species in every state and territory. It’s not surprising aboriginal people have utilised them in many different ways, such as using the gum as an adhesive, a sweet lolly, or even as a toothache remedy! Eucalyptus oil is also made from the leaves of the tree which is incredibly versatile in its uses and quite sort after. Unfortunately, deforestation in Australia is a major cause of fatal habitat loss for many threatened and endangered species. It also has a major impact on the health of soil and water as, without trees to anchor fertile soil, erosion can occur, sweeping soil into rivers, which chokes the waterways and threatens the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. We need to cherish what still remains, rectify past mistakes and adjust how we live with nature.

 

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

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