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Lorikeet with Green Cloth
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© Marian Drew
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council

Marian Drew
Australian, 2006
Digital pigment print
35 x 43 in.
2009.44

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Drew's tabletop still life compositions feature fruits, vegetables, and dead animals and birds presented as game. While the unusual angles and lustrous colors bring to mind paintings by Paul Cézanne, the richness of the fabrics and dramatic lighting look back to 17th-century examples. Road kill gives Drew's photographs a dynamic twist that calls into question mankind's stewardship of the earth and its creatures.