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THEA BOURNE
Turramurra South, NSW - Australia


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Art Starting At $105

Artist Statement

About my work - Mainly Shells The Shell has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. First used as a tool, it soon became imbued with the sexual symbolism of Water, Tides and Moon. It is easy to see why – the shell is a very sexy object! But it is the history of these particular shells from a midden which appeals to me most. Some of these middens have been carbon dated to over 40 thousand years old. To hold one of these discarded shell fragments in your hand is to hold a link with early Man and the large migrations that brought the Aborigines to this island continent. My predominant use of charcoal plays on the symbolic resurrection of these shells from their charcoal-rich graves. By means of the large scale and sculptural form of these drawings, I hope to invite the viewer’s mind to explore the secret corners of these ancient shells....

Original Artworks (4)

Thea Bourne; Seated Female, 2007, Original Drawing Charcoal, 40 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  Life drawing on paper ...
Thea Bourne
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2007
40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inches)
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Thea Bourne; Bridge between Cultures, 2007, Original Pastel, 50 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241  Patel drawing on paper ...
Thea Bourne
Original Pastel, 2007
50 x 70 cm (19.7 x 27.6 inches)
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Thea Bourne; Torn Lace, 2007, Original Drawing Charcoal, 50 x 150 cm. Artwork description: 241  Large charcoal drawing based on shell fragment from Aboriginal midden ...
Thea Bourne
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2007
50 x 150 cm (19.7 x 59.1 inches)
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Thea Bourne; Whisperings, 2007, Original Drawing Charcoal, 80 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  A1 size charcoal and pastel drawing, based on a shell fragment from an aboriginal midden.Work can be purchased unframed ...
Thea Bourne
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2007
80 x 60 cm (31.5 x 23.6 inches)
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