A young Joey kangaroo coming out of it's mothers pouch - Painting - Nature Art by Chris McClelland

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Wildlife drawings African/Australian animals with intricate detail
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A Young Australian - A young Joey kangaroo coming out of it's mothers pouch by Chris McClelland
  A Young Australian  (2008)
Subject: A young Joey kangaroo coming out of it's mothers pouch
Dimensions (centimeters): 50 x 51
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Description: In this montage drawing, a red kangaroo joey gazes out with innocence from the comfort and safety of his mother's pouch. The superimposed adult paw prints behind him symbolise and point to his destiny while his eye reflects freedom and independence on the salt bush plains.
Born in an embryonic form, the 1-2cm long hairless joey must survive a perilous journey climbing up through the mother's fur from cloacae to pouch where it firmly attaches its mouth to one of four nipples. When I first worked on the land in the sixties, the old kangaroo shooters and stockmen were emphatic in their belief that the joey was ‘born on the teat.' This was due to its tiny embryonic appearance and its strong, permanent fixture to the end of a long nipple in the pouch. Around this time some European researchers filmed the remarkable birth of a captive kangaroo for the first time, but I could never convince the old timers!
Unlike Africa, we know so little about our own native animals.

Original Available For Sale: Yes
Price: $6,600.00 US

Limited Edition Available: Yes
Details: The Entrada 300gsm paper is 100% rag, acid and lignen free and
ph neutral. Along with the acid free coating on the paper ensures longevity and archivability.
The pigment inks are light fast to over 100 years and almost instant
drying, critical to the maintenance of colour.
The Giclee Limited Edition Print comes with a Certiifcate of Authenticity and is signed and numbered by Chris

Edition Size: 300
Price: $325.00 US

Conservation Committment: 10% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Painted Dog Conservation Organisation  


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