The Shaft

Inks on Archival Board by Meg Lewer

The Shaft

$990.00

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Inks on Primed Archival Board
Painting Size – 45 x 60 cm
Framed Size – 60 x 76 cm
Choice of FOUR frame colours

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Artwork Description

‘The Shaft’ by Meg Lewer

“Deep in the shaft, I chip alone
where sunsets sleep in the dry brown stone.
Scrape of shovel blade, tap of pick,
Flickering light from the burning wick.
Long ago before there were clocks,
A rainbow crept inside these rocks.
Now in the darkness,
I burrow and creep,
Waking that light from its age old sleep.

I may never see the day,
When that stone shines bright as the Milky Way.
But some other miner when I’m long gone,
May discover the dream that drove me on.
My blue green eyes, my bloods’ red streams,
Golden hope and harlequin dreams
May shine like colour in the dry brown stone
As underground I chip alone.”
By Bill Scott, 1930

I first heard this verse on ‘Australia All Over’ with Ian McNamara, I think and am always moved by the sheer tenacity and loneliness of the miners.

Inks on Primed Archival Board
Painting Size – 45 x 60 cm
Framed Size – 60 x 76 cm

There is a choice of four frame colours or you can select to let the artist choose the best frame. The wood frame has a textured finish and the painting is mounted behind clear perspex with a white matt.

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Artist To Choose Frame, Black Frame, Dark Wood Frame, Light Wood Frame, White Frame