Direct from the artist, Darwin, NT
Cooee Art, NSW
This immaculate work titled Skin: Land, Water and Us reveals its brilliance; a network of interconnected scales of various types and sizes creating the horned section on the back of the salt water crocodile.
The finished work demonstrates pride, presence and power. For Bonson, the Salt water crocodile reigns supreme and creating designs of its skin is an adventure in itself, a thrilling exploration of new ways- through colours, treatments and innovations – to excite the imagination.
The trace of his brush, hands and palette knife is clearly visible; dragging and scooping thick layers of paint to create sculptural surfaces.
Joshua delights in creating works on canvas; exceptional paintings, developing cutting -edge techniques complimented by vivid colours conveying his intense response to the beauty of his totem and seeking out age-old traditions.
The thick serrations of paint creating movement and texture portray the landscape and ocean. Emerald water reflects the oceans currents and tides.
‘The armoured skin of the salt water crocodile can be seen and felt throughout the completed work.
‘Visually powerful, majestic, magnificent and utterly incomparable is The Saltwater Crocodile. I have Become part of the work… as I run my hands across the surface.’ Joshua BonsonShare