Capturing Freedom - Pink Cockatoo Signal box has been installed in Cheong Park finally, have you seen it yet ? It looked absolutely fabulous! - Original Artwork released !!
Hello, my beautiful friends around the world, Hsin Lin here. No matter where you are, I hope you are safe, happy, and well. I am back with good news! If you are around the area, you may have already seen it in the park - my Pink Cockatoo is now flying happily in Cheong Park!
Below is an insight into this chosen artwork. If you have had this artwork in your shopping cart, the original artwork is now available! Click the link below for the direct shop link -
Maroondah City Council Signal Box Program 2021
Capturing Freedom - Pink Cockatoo 2021
Exhibiting regularly at galleries throughout Melbourne since 2017, Hsin Lin is a local artist affiliated with the Victorian Artists Society. With a background in fashion design, Hsin Lin now works predominantly with acrylics on canvas. Describing how inspiration for this work is drawn from the observation of nature, she describes how “I especially enjoy walking around Ringwood Lake and local parks, where I am often accompanied by various local birds such as pink cockatoos, white cockatoos, magpies, rosellas and all kinds of birds.” For the artist, the playful and highly social Major Mitchell Cockatoos represent inner influence, balance, joy and abundance.
Pink Cockatoo photo credit to photographer Helen Jiao Liu.
Signal box photos credit to photographer Andy Drewitt.
*Original artwork is chosen by Maroondah City Council signal boxes public art project - Celebrating local cultural vibrancy on July 2021.
Capturing Freedom is printed as a vinyl wrap adhered to signal boxes on the site - corner Eastfield Road and Bayswater Road, adjoining Cheong Park, Box number 626. *
Original Artwork newly released and now available -
Capturing Freedom - Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
By HSIN LIN
Signed at front. Ready to hang. Side panel painted Black
Acrylic painting on gesso primed Acid free canvas
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi
As many of you may know I don’t paint birds very often, but when I do it’s normally a self-projection.
From where I live in Bayswater, there is a big field of open woodland near my studio.
The grassland is always my favourite playground, especially during the lockdown. I often accompanied by varies local birds such as cockatoos, magpies, colourful rosellas, lorikeets and kookaburras during the walk.
Pink Cockatoos / Major Mitchell's Cockatoo are hard to miss, with their pink colouring and distinctive red and white crest.
These friendly, playful, highly social birds represent inner influence, balance, joy, abundance.
I often see pink cockatoos having launch under the winter sun peacefully or fly up to the branches in flock playfully. It’s one of my favourite scenes to enjoy.
I captured the magical scene with my eyes, froze the moment with my paint brushes and canvas, worked on it for quite sometimes in my studio.
This artwork is also painted during the lock down in Victoria 2021.
A special isolation diary that I wrote with my paint brushes. Hope you enjoy this original artwork of mine.
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I truly hope you enjoy this artwork as I do.
Stay safe wherever you are & happy collecting.
By HSIN LIN
I believe Art is relatable, reachable and enjoyable. Every painting is a story of an artist's life, Join me on this delightful journey.