Jennifer Mullen


‘Purple Crowned Wren’

Entered in the Sulman Prize, 2023

$975 (framed in Meranti)

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2022, oil on panel with rabbit skin glue, 20.3 x 20.3 cm

From a collection of studies of taxidermied birds from Australian Museum and Taronga Zoo.

Here lies a small natural wonder. An awesome beauty. Forever entombed behind glass. Never again to sing, to nest, to fly. Long may we remember our terrible deeds, our lies the making of our own demise. I will follow you soon. Rest in peace friend. Tomorrow I die.