Under Southern Stars - Shani White

Shani White

Under Southern Stars

41 x 41 x 3.8cmAcrylic on canvas embellished with gold leafSoldI'm so fascinated by the Cassowary. These large flightless birds resemble prehistoric creatures to me. Unfortunately Southern Cassowary habitat in the Wet Tropics have been greatly reduced by land clearing, and cassowary numbers have also decreased. I was inspired to portray the beauty of these disappearing birds who reside under our southern cross. The Southern cross has been embellished with 24kt Gold Leaf.