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The Birth of the First Galaxy

Lilli Waters


Archival pigment print on fibre rag paper
LARGE: Image size 66cm H x 99cm W | Framed size 69cm H x 102cm W
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
Unframed | Custom framing available
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Lilli Waters’ body of work, Pay Attention to the Heavens, is inspired by the iconography of ancient Greek and Roman mythology, its folklore, and its religious paintings, recasting the contemporary woman as a powerful goddess of nature and a portrayal of femininity that we should celebrate, embrace, and worship.

Says Lilli Waters of this work: “This photograph was taken in the Darby River on Yiruk Wamoon, the land of the Boonwurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai people. The river runs into the sea, and the water glistened in the morning sun, sparkling on the women’s skins and golden sand, creating warmth and aliveness.

“The figure is draped in an embellished fabric that clings to her torso, glistening under the golden sun she is bold and unafraid. Reflections of light unify her sculptural pose, oozing a sense of belonging and empowerment, as her body joins the stillness of the water in a magical embrace.

“Inside her belly lies an unborn child, she is fertility and the spirit of woman, mother, a life bearer, and giver, laying lawlessly under the fabric, warm and cocooned as if inside her own womb-like galaxy.

“I love that this image has bird’s tracks surrounding the woman’s silhouette, this is something that I noticed later during the editing process, it serves as a beautiful reminder that we are always nurtured by nature and we, in turn, should always nurture it.”

Comes with signed COA with artist signature, title + print edition number.

8 in stock

SKU: LWA68/1 Categories: ,
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Shipping is $69 within Australia for an unframed print. Photograph will arrive rolled. Ships from Melbourne. Delivery estimate is 1-2 weeks.

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