Title: The Search has come to Dead Halt (Poss and Harold), Cheviot Beach, Portsea
Medium: Felt-tip markers on cotton Stonehenge paper
Dimensions: 97x127cm (paper), 107x138cm framed
Price: $ POA
Presentation: Float-mounted in a timber box frame with perspex glazing.
From the series, Naked Landscapes of Victoria, TextaQueen positions her female subjects as figures which played a key role in historical events to redress the gender imbalance in Australia’s documented history. In this work, Poss plays a mono-browed octopus who inhabits the waters of Cheviot Beach. While cradling a skull and a necklace bearing insignia HH, she references Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt, who went missing while swimming here in heavy surf in 1967.
Sold: Primary market, 2009
Exhibited: TextaQueen: Between You and Me a survey solo exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2017. https://www.art-almanac.com.au/textaqueen-between-you-and-me/
Available for sale by private treaty.