Artist: Carley Cornelissen
Title: 'We Need to Take a Break'
Size: 76 diameter x 3 depth cm (29.92 diameter x 1.18d inches)
Media: Acrylic and Transfer on Canvas.
'We Need to Take a Break' is a new artwork by Carley Cornelissen, an emerging Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her work is beautiful, colourful and full of energy. Her strong feelings towards the way humans treat animals inspire her to highlight the influence of human population and greed on the environment. Each piece she creates holds a special meaning, hidden in the flowers, the insects, birds or animals. Carley’s pieces contain references to endangered fauna, extinct animals and wildlife at risk.
Of 'We Need to Take a Break' Carley wrote 'This piece is a play with pattern, texture and colour. This narrative of birds and animals communicating is one I often like to explore in my work.'
Carley likes to use her work to get people to think about how their actions affect the environment. Carley uses patterns and bold colours to provide a glimmer of hope and to help people realise that we as individuals can make a difference. She also uses transfers as she feels the image represents the fragility of the situation, it shows how endangered species are here but also almost gone.
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can email us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.