Death of Frogs - Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw

Death of Frogs

59 x 27 x 2 cmMosaic - slate, glass, china, stainless steel and cement adhesive on cement board
On farm dams all over Australia, a familiar sight is the grey faced heron. A solitary bird,- it patrols the edges and shallows in search of small creatures. As it approaches, the froglets fall silent, aware of the threat that approaches. I have chosen specific materials to best represent this majestic bird – grey slate for the sharp beak, iridescent china for the glossy head feathers and a mix of Australian silver shale, grey art glass and strips of stainless steel for the body plumage.