Oil + wax on wood
35cm H x 30cm W
Framed in raw Tasmanian oak
Chloe Caday is an emerging painter currently based in She Oaks, Victoria. Drawing inspiration from her Filipino roots, her practice explores the importance of travel and connection to the land as it signifies the historical, cultural and spiritual connections within place.
Says Chloe of tis work: “As simple as the act is, eating fruits during walks on a hot summer afternoon is one of my fondest and most treasured memories whilst growing up in the Philippines. The fruits are cheap, local to the area and are normally sold by vendors along the path. We would spend a day’s travel on the road or on a bangka (a native watercraft) and this is all we would eat. In some places, you’d be able to find specialty fruits specific to an area like the nuts from a pili tree in Bicol, Camiguin’s infamous lanzones, durian in Davao or buko (young coconut) in Quezon City. There isn’t really anything quite like it. To spend a day under the trees amongst other people, sometimes people you would just meet, and to share this intimate experience of peeling the skin off a fruit in conversation with one another.”
Pair with Our Little Hideaway I.
Signed on back.