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Metal Caps


'Metal Caps'

By Linda Gallus

Price $1,250

Acrylic on stretched canvas 

50cm H x 100cm W 

unframed 

They stand like sentinels wearing their metal caps. Most timber is rotting away but these posts are protected by their bespoke hats, made for a perfect fit. They gleam in the sunlight around the cattle yard forming a pleasing visual pattern alongside the corrugated iron walls with their stripes of red rust and contrasting peeling white paint. Lush green grass and weeds enliven the riot of colour. The artist’s eye finds this so stimulating given the sheer practicality of these purpose built structures of long ago. The farming family who lived here probably gave little thought to their aesthetic value.