Scent of a Falling Dark Paintings

Traces_152x76cm_acrylic & gesso on linen
Traces/ Acrylic and gesso on linen/ 76 x 152cm/ SOLD
Requiem_102x102cm_Acrylic & gesso on canvas
Requiem/ Acrylic and gesso on canvas/102 x 102cm/ SOLD
Visitant
Visitant/ Acrylic and gesso on canvas/ 76 x 101.5cm. Thylacine based on photograph taken by Selby, courtesy John Edwards.
What a Tree Knows_107x92cm_acrylic & gesso on canvas
What a Tress Knows/ Acrylic and gesso on canvas/109 x92cm. Thylacine based on a photograph by Myra Sargent taken around 1915.
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Great Southern Land/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 91 x122 cm/ SOLD. Thylacines based on extract from 1910 photograph of four member thylacine family (photographer unknown) at Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart. Also published in Australian Naturalist Vol. 4, No. 1 (1918).
Silent witness low res
Silent Witness/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas/ 91 x 91cm. Thylacine based on a photograph of a thylacine at Bronx Zoo, New York, taken by E. R. Sanborn, around 1902. Published in Ernest Ingersoll (1906) The Life of Animals: The Mammals (New York).
Lost Love low res
Lost Love/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas/ 76 x 76cm/ Thylacine based on 1909 photograph by W.S. Berridge of a female thylacine at the London Zoo. Published in W.S. Berridge, 1915. Wonders of Animal Life. State Library of New South Wales.
After Dark_ 91.5cmx50.5cm_Acrylic & gesso on canvas
After Dark/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 91.5 x 50.5cm. Based on a photograph of uncertain origin. Possibly derived from 1910 lithograph made by Charles T. Harrisson for the Tasmanian Field Naturalist’s Club (the lithograph itself based on a thylacine from the1910 photograph of four member thylacine family at Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart). I came across the photograph on a website which identified it as a rare photograph of the thlylacine in the wild. There are (in fact) no such photographs.
Dawn Rendezvous
Dawn Rendezvous/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 102 x 102cm/ SOLD. Thylacines based on a photograph of two thylacines at the National Zoo, Washington, around 1905. Photographer unknown.
Benjamin the Last_112x76.5cm_acrylic & gesso on canvas
Benjamin the Last/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 112 x 76.5cm. Thylacine Based on David Fleay’s 1933 photograph of ‘the last thylacine to die in captivity at the Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart.
Version 3
All That Remains/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 51 x 106.5cm. Thylacine based on 1912 photograph by Walter P. Dando of a thylacine at London Zoo. Published in Walter P. Dando (1913) More Wild Animals and the Camera.
Extinction low res
Extinction/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 61 x 91.5cm. Based on a photograph of uncertain origin.
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Extinction II/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 83.5 x 83.5cm. Thylacine based on a photograph of ‘Benjamin’ (the last thylacine in captivity), taken by David Fleay in 1933.
Res nullius (nobody's thing) low res
Code Red/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 101.5 x 101.5cm. Thylacine based on rare photograph of London Zoo’s last thylacine circa 1930-1931.
Elegy_122x92cm_acrylic & gesso on canvas
Elegy/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 92 x 122cm. Thylacine based on David Fleay’s 1933 photograph of ‘Benjamin’, the last thylacine in captivity, at the Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart.
Version 3
In the Twilight Zone/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas , 66 x 122cm. Based on a photograph of thylacine and zookeeper at the Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart.
Sole Survivor
Sole Survivor/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas, 38 x 76cm. Based on a photograph of a pouch specimen of a thylacine preserved in alcohol.
At Dove Lake_153x102_Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas
At Dove Lake/ Acrylic & gesso on canvas/ 102 x 152.5cm. Based on photograph of unknown origin found on EBay.
The seller described the photo as unlikely to be authentic. The image included Gustav Weindorfer and his dog Flock at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, as well as the thylacine. The seller told me he had purchased the photograph several years previously from some people who had a printing business. They had a large framed picture in their shop window, and this image was a print of that. They didn’t know where the original came from. Subsequently I located the thylacine in the photo from a picture taken at the London Zoo.
Thylacinus cynocephalus
Thylacinus Cynocephalus/ Acrylic & gesso on linen, 40.5 x 51cm. Based on a photograph of a joey museum specimen.

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