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Medium
pastel
Measurements
121.6 × 80.0 cm irreg. (image and sheet)
Inscription
none
Accession Number
1996.101
Department
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by the Leon and Sandra Velik Endowment for Contemporary Drawings, Fellow, 1996
© Helen Wright
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Fairy tale depicts a landscape of symbolic fantasy in which plaits, braids and luxuriant curls of hair assume the place of natural features. Pictured against a vibrant blue ground, the intensely feminine and yet strangely threatening mass of hair overwhelms low rolling hills at the base of the picture.