• Lockdown On The Balcony
  • Lockdown On The Balcony
  • The Balcony

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Painted from a letter, written during Sydney’s first lockdown in 2020. The piece tells my story in overlaid perspective. The first, is the background. It is the topical view of my route from the studio in Paddington, to Circular Quay as an essential worker. Essentially, I was walking along empty city streets every morning, noting how the lack of human traffic made me notice the natural environment, which is usually obscured by the hectic peak hour rush on the footpath.
The light is on in the little house (bottom right), where my studio was. The paths well paved are highlighted, passing over Oxford St, through Darlinghurst, past St Mary’s Cathedral and finally to Circular Quay, accompanied by a Sydney Ferry and the Opera House.
However, lockdown was not as defined by my work but by what kept me company during time in isolation at home. My potted plant garden on the balcony held my gaze from inside my lit studio apartment every night. The life of the plants, tending to them and surrounding me like a curtain was both nurturing and protective.
This piece is a testament to the value of our natural surrounds, it’s beauty and the life it brings to us in times of solitude.

Lockdown on the Balcony

Nicole Maguire

AUD$1,800
Size: 75w x 100h x 4d cms
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Oil on canvas

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Painted from a letter, written during Sydney’s first lockdown in 2020. The piece tells my story in overlaid perspective. The first, is the background. It is the topical view of my route from the studio in Paddington, to Circular Quay as an essential worker. Essentially, I was walking along empty city streets every morning, noting how the lack of human traffic made me notice the natural environment, which is usually obscured by the hectic peak hour rush on the footpath.
The light is on in the little house (bottom right), where my studio was. The paths well paved are highlighted, passing over Oxford St, through Darlinghurst, past St Mary’s Cathedral and finally to Circular Quay, accompanied by a Sydney Ferry and the Opera House.
However, lockdown was not as defined by my work but by what kept me company during time in isolation at home. My potted plant garden on the balcony held my gaze from inside my lit studio apartment every night. The life of the plants, tending to them and surrounding me like a curtain was both nurturing and protective.
This piece is a testament to the value of our natural surrounds, it’s beauty and the life it brings to us in times of solitude.

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