Crested Terns at Dennes Point, Bruny Island, Tasmania
'Birds of Tasmania' Fine Art Print
Artwork by Sylvie Gerozisis
Pigment ink print on 100% Cotton Rag archival paper
Open Edition Print
30 x 24cm
To suit 11 x 14" Frame
These small birds may often be seen at Dennes Point on north Bruny Island. They congregate there in small flocks in the warmer months, and are beautiful to watch because they tend to line up, all facing the same direction into the wind.
The patterns in the feathers of the young bird I found particularly beautiful; as well as the fact that he was quite cranky and was calling out to be fed for most of the time.
These are truly magnificent little birds, and to watch them fly is a sheer pleasure. They are extremely interesting because they like to play games while flying in the air. Often they will pick up a small white shell in their beaks and drop it and pass it to each other while in flight.
The pattern at the bottom of the painting symbolically represents these small white shells that the crested terns so delight in playing with.
Sylvie Gerozisis is a Tasmanian Botanical Artist, whose work also extends to Tasmanian wildlife subjects and landscapes.
She studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and has taught Visual Art as well as Design and Technology.
Sylvie works almost exclusively in watercolour, and her artwork often incorporates distinctive elements of pattern and design, which relate strongly to the particular subject.
She has exhibited widely over the years and her artwork is held in private collections throughout Australia.
The artwork is printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper. All prints have been personally checked and hand signed by the artist.