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Kicking up the Sand

This collection of ten oil paintings speaks to the extraordinary resilience
and adaptability of nature’s richest wonder,
the coral reef.
From the luxurious Great Barrier Reef to the newly discovered deep-sea corals of Antarctica,
nature continues to confound the short sighted despite an age-old record of adaptability.
No matter how well we think we know its limits,
nature continues to astound and delight us by evolving in ways previously considered impossible.
" BJ Price


Antarctic Coral
2015, Oil on Canvas
90cm x 120cm (36” x 48”)

Belay belief, for beyond the sun’s deft reach
In deep Antarctic waters, lie resplendent coral reefs
Alive and thriving without a tourist in sight
Nature’s resilience, a boffin’s delight
What promises abound beyond our short sight?
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Kicking Up The Sand
2015, Oil on Canvas
180cm x 360cm Triptych (72” x 144”)

Bouncing along the bottom, clarity compromised
A chaotic inevitability played out over eons
What casualties are lost in the ensuing maelstrom?
What new greatness emerges?
Wherein truth, like perception, is relative.
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Out of Sight
2015, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)

Beyond our very senses what lies?
A glimpse of the invisible, belief bestowed
Faith runs deeply, beyond our ken mayhap
An irrational rationality justified
Out of mind.
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Stake Your Claim
2015, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)

A resource for the taking, peg it out
The race has run, the dice has clout
Hope rekindled, conclusions reached
Prospects immense, fortunes leeched
And to what end?
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Clouded Judgment
2015, Oil on Canvas
120cm x 240cm, (48’ x 96”)

A lofty view, horizons wide
The self beholds a restless tide
So much to give, much more to take
A blind regard for what’s at stake
And the clouds roll by.
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Altered Stakes
2015, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)

Surely this changes everything
Clearly you see that now
As the impossible gains reality
And the improbable becomes the now
Yet which do I choose?
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Real and the Ideal
2015, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)

Twixt there lies the shadow
As dark as the ocean’s deep
The real, the ideal, in reality
Are twins in each other’s keep
Aligned yet alone.
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A Different Drum
2016, Oil on Canvas
120cm x 240cm (48” x 96”)

And so they changed the music
When we’d all just learned the tune
Yet the refrain was still familiar
So we sang, perhaps, too soon
But the noisome spell was broken.
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The Inevitable
2016, Oil on Canvas,
120cm x 240cm (48” x 96”)

It had to happen, they said it would
Yet it happened the other way around
Reputations sullied, scapegoats sought
Excuses upon excuses abound
Inevitable really.
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Flux
2016, Oil on Canvas,
90cm x 120cm (36” x 48”)

Change is inescapable
Nothing stays the same
Though we crave control of everything
For all is our domain
An apex attitude rewarded.
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Permanent Art Exhibition - Cairns Australia
Halpin Partners 101 Sheridan St


Providence
2014, Oil on Canvas
120cm x 180cm
SOLD
A fated gift borne upon the breath of destiny
Scattered, deceptively chaotic
Chance, a collision of circumstance
Long realised in the unreal
Now to settle, coalesce
An un-glimpsed future achieved.
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Arise
2012, Oil on Canvas
60cm x 90cm, (24” x 36”)
$3,800
Stay not, arise
Affirm the ascendency
Embrace the inevitable
For your fate awaits you
Arise, arise your time hath come.
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Sweet Dreams
2011, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)
$3,800
A somnambulists soliloquy
A nursery rhyme nocturnal.
Wide eyes shut, flickering, intuitively searching.
Gazing sightless across and through the perpetual.
Imagery illuminated, shadows spurned.
And so to a new day
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Antarctic Coral
2015, Oil on Canvas,
90cm x 120cm (36” x 48”)
$6,500
Belay belief, for beyond the sun’s deft reach
In deep Antarctic waters, lie resplendent coral reefs
Alive and thriving without a tourist in sight
Nature’s resilience, a boffin’s delight
What promises abound beyond our short sight?
Enquire

The Inevitable
2015, Oil on Canvas
120cm x 240cm, (48’ x 96”)
$14,000
It had to happen, they said it would
Yet it happened the other way around
Reputations sullied, scapegoats sought
Excuses upon excuses abound
Inevitable really.
Enquire

Stake Your Claim
2015, Oil on Canvas
60cm x 90cm (24" x 36”)
$3,800
A resource for the taking, peg it out
The race has run, the dice has clout
Hope rekindled, conclusions reached
Prospects immense, fortunes leeched
And to what end?
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World Within
2011, Oil on Canvas,
90cm x180cm (36” x 72”)
$7,200
A world within a world, oft overlooked and under-represented rhythms, a haunting and daunting dimension.
Populated by the imagination; the quicksilver that ebbs and flows through the ether of our dreams
This surreal substance, this spur for inspiration, a catalyst of our compounded cognisance.
What thoughts will come when we have shaken off the shackles of our silted subconscious, when we dare to explore the world within?
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Unburnt Country
2011, Oil on Canvas,
90cm x 180cm (36” x 72”)
$8,600
Blood befalls, stains the soil, binds my essence, colours my vision
What love, what life, where to for my feckless form?
O my Mother will you weep for us your sons and daughters?
Comfort me with the conversant, embrace me with the familiar
Reassure my spirit, draw my heart unto yours
O hard and hungry Country, unburnt sacrifice to a blackened soul.
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Hard Rain
2013, Oil on Canvas,
120cm x 240cm (48” x 96”)
$15,600
An inevitability long foretold
A biting reality long eschewed
Taciturn truth unwelcome
Callous, cutting, forlorn
Brace yourself for the bitter end.
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A Matter of Opinion
2012, Oil on Canvas
Triptych, 90cm x 60cm, (36” x 24”) each
SOLD
Recourse of the individual
Freedom to imagine, intone, infer, interpret
Essential pillar of civility
A blade in our defence or
A knife for our own throats?
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A Different Drum
2015, Oil on Canvas,
120cm x 240cm (48” x 96”)
$13,500
And so they changed the music
When we’d all just learned the tune
Yet the refrain was still familiar
So we sang, perhaps, too soon
But the noisome spell was broken.
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Free Ride
2013, Oil on Canvas,
90cm x 120cm (36” x 48”)
$6,500
So easy, so very easy
Join us won't you?
Step aboard it's all been planned
You needn't worry
Remain aloof.
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Polyphony
2011, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)
$3,800
Many voices, a cacophony of concerted individuals
One song uniting, the conundrum of mankind
A lone coral polyp, insignificant, swept hither and anon
Together a symphony of extraordinary complexity and beauty
Harmony with identity achieved.
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Running With The Pack
2010, Oil on Canvas,
60cm x 90cm (24” x 36”)
$5,000
Peers or a pack, individuality devolved
Seeking acceptance, servility noted, solidarity acquired
Though the easy way is generally the wrong way, on we trot
Monotonous yet more or less human.
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Sweet Spot Scarlet
2015, Glass Print, Ltd edition of 3,
60cm x 120cm (24” x 48”)
$1,100

 

BJ is currently represented by Art Nomad and Abstract Australis in Melbourne Australia,

Gallery V in Sydney and the Gold Coast Australia and Halpin Partners Cairns Australia

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