Koala Comfort

Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Paula Wiegmink | Artists for Conservation
Fieldset

Koala Comfort

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
76.00cm H x 91.50cm W
Medium:
Acrylic (on stretched canvas )
Year Completed:
2019
Subject(s):
Koala
Original for Sale:
SOLD
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 100% to Australian Koala Foundation from sale of this work.
Buy Button
$2,500 USD

The recent bush fires in Australia over many months has caused catastrophic devastation to both wildlife and the environment.

The images and videos circulating on social media caused so much heartache and a feeling of helplessness for this iconic species, among many others. I live in Western Australia on the opposite side of the country where the raging fires surged on, relentlessly flattening everything in its path. Although fires occur regularly every year during summer, this year the size and area covered was unprecedented.

 

Koala ( Phascolarctos cinereus) are marsupials and are inaccurately known as a koala bear. Koalas give birth to underdeveloped joeys which stay in the mothers pouch for the next 6 to 7 months or until fully weaned around a year old. Koalas are slow moving and spend the majority of time asleep digesting their food.

 

I hope my painting inspired by these recent events in some way is comforting to those many people all over the world who responded with such speed and generosity. Not only financially, but sewing pouches and mittens for the stricken animals. Australia thanks you one and all.......

 

Artwork Inquiry (with Artist)

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA