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On becoming

oil on canvas
172.2 × 212.5 cm
inscribed in black paint on reverse u.r.: UP (upward arrow) / TITLE 'ON BECOMING' 1996 / OIL ON LINEN / B. HARRIS / B Harris '96
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Moët & Chandon Art Acquisition Fund, Governor, 1996
© Brent Harris
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
On becoming shows a simple white shape outlined in black on a green rectangle. The shape resembles and evokes many things in the natural world but nothing in particular. The real pleasure of its contemplation is as an abstract shape that has the power to suggest many different things to many different people.