Dawned on me...

degillett

Wynnum, Australia

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This is a life-line portrait I have just completed as a commission for Spinal Injuries Awareness Week. The subject is Peter Allen, elements of his life include wife Dawn the drovers daughter, (hence the reference to the painting “The Drover’s Wife”, their twin sons, his work as a police intelligence officer (the sub-rosa, which also doubles as a symbol of rebirth after a spinal cord injury, and as he says- “It’s the international symbol of intelligence and marrying Dawn was the most intelligent thing I ever did”, their goat farm, their journey together through life (wheelchair tracks and footprints intertwined) and constellations indicating their star signs Taurus and Sagittarius. The ark is because they moved onto their farm during a flood known locally as “The Night of Noah”.

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