Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Falling in want

When i first saw this imagine. I stood agape for 20 minutes, feeling a strange sense of immense joy and calm. I craned my neck, stepped close and savoured the delicious details.

Falling August (2006)

So taken by the image, i asked the bespectacled, silver maned volunteer manning the door of the Grafton Regional Art Gallery, how much the picture was selling for.

"Not for sale" she murmured "But if it were, the asking price would be $18000 i suppose." She then leaned across her desk and in a conspiratorial whisper said "The horse isn't falling you know... A farmer came in once and told me that the horse was rolling, which they do to ease the irritation of drying sweat"

And so was my introduction to the marvelous Michael Zavros.

The deft touch of an Australian maestro

Temple of Love (2007)

Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking/Bay (2006)

Flight (2002)

Black Breasted Silver Onagadori Twins
Debaser/Polka Dot (2010)

Michael Zavros by Cherry Hood (2010 Archibald finalist)

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