Women of the Forest

2018 - 2020

 

 

James Whitington statement about the work:

 

In 1990 I was invited to exhibit paintings in a solo exhibition at the Blaxland Gallery in Sydney. The exhibition was entitled “The Tree”. The biomorphic focus to my work has continued to the present day, either as non-figuration or figuration. My current works “Women of the Forest” gather ancient mythology and embody it in an Australian forest landscape. The ancient nature myths of Cybele (The Phrygian Anatolian goddess of Nature handed down to the Greeks as Rhea and Demeter) are recontextualised. The trees in my works are eucalypts and the limbs of the figures and the trees are often juxtaposed and aligned. Behind the work is a biocentric view that supports the natural environment against anthropocentric exploitation and establishes a sense of harmony with nature.

Mother's Children

Mother's Children

150 x 120cm Acrylic on canvas 2020 $10,000

Women of the City

Women of the City

150 x 120cm Acrylic on canvas 2020 $8000

Women of the Forest

Women of the Forest

150 x 120cm Oil on canvas 2019 $12,000

Sabbat

Sabbat

195 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2020 $15,000

Sleep

Sleep

195 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2019 $15,000

Mother

Mother

165 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2020 $12,000

Saved

Saved

165 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2019 $12,000

Nature Study

Nature Study

165 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2019 $14,000

The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

120 x 165cm Oil on canvas 2019 $7000

Edge of the Forest

Edge of the Forest

160 x 160cm Acrylic on canvas 2019 $10,000

Jaicee Green

Jaicee Green

165 x 165cm Acrylic on canvas 2020 $12,000

Attis and Cybele

Attis and Cybele

122 x 180cm Oil on canvas 2018 $9500

Sunlight on the Angopheras

Sunlight on the Angopheras

165 x 195cm Acrylic on canvas 2019 $14,000

 

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