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Free Range by Emily Keith

Free Range

Emily Keith

A portrait of

Phillip Keith


Acrylic paints


150 x 114 cm

Artist Age


Artist School

Mary MacKillop College

About the work

My father, Phillip Keith, arrived from England 20 years ago, seeking new employment and a fresh adventure. Largely naïve about Australia he fell in love with laid back, laconic Queensland. This artwork encapsulates his devotion to Brisbane and all things Qld. The nomadic chicken is metaphor of his journey and the exquisite freedom of relaxed living. My artwork is executed in monotone grey tones because I didn’t want the viewer to be distracted by colour and miss the compositional focus of my dad’s legs on the table, patting the chicken.