Monkey and Mural
91 x 122 cms 2000
Having taken a series of photos of the hills, towards evening, and green rather than bleached brown, I urgently needed to put them into a painting, so this evolved around the landscape, the trapped monkey, the rings and everything else that was necessary to give it some semblance of reality. Having also just spent Christmas Day at the zoo, where I photographed gates, bars and cage doors, the tapirs' enclosure made sense of a mural on the back wall.
**There is a comparison of my treatment of the Mount Lofty Ranges on the Compare Hills Page.