Baobab (2015)

One of the nine species of the baobab (Adonsonia gregorii) is native to Australia. Also known as the bottle tree, cream-of-tarter tree and gouty stem, these trees can live for over a thousand years. They store enormous quantities of water in their trunks (up to 100,000 litres). Indigenous Australians made string from their root fibres and decorative objects from their fruit.

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John Webb: Baobab (2015) Left panel

John Webb: Baobab (2015) Centre panel

John Webb: Baobab (2015) Right panel
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Baobab (2015)
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Related works (Aboriginal people and yellow works) are:
Ghan (2008) large work  Heads in a landscape  triptych
Yellow land (2010) smaller work  Burn (2015)  triptych
Yellow land (2014) diorama  Old Rocks (2015)  triptych


All works in the Triptych series are gouache / mixed media. Each triptych is a unique work

The dimensions of each image in this triptych are 12cm x 16cm (unframed) and  23cm x 28cm (framed)Although they are shown below closely juxtaposed, each is in a separate frame and so they may be hung with space between the images.

The triptychs may be purchased online for $AU 1,000. The purchase price includes all three images in the triptych and the frames (if requested).
John Webb: Baobab (2015) framed triptych