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Rob Malcolm

Delicate Balance, Pilbara

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Image: 89cmW x 93cmH

Framed: 92cmW x 96cmH


The painting "Delicate Balance" is a beautiful and evocative representation of the unique
landscape and cultural heritage of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. The use of
acrylic and oil on canvas allows for a rich, textured depiction of the weathered granite hill
and the surrounding landscape, with its signature red earth colors and native white gum
trees.


What makes this painting particularly special is the way it incorporates the history and
cultural significance of the region, with its depiction of the ancient petroglyphs etched
into the granite boulders by desert aboriginal people .

The emu tracks and water symbols are marks made by the aboriginals depicting their deep connection to the land, and their enduring cultural traditions.


By capturing the beauty and significance of this landscape in the painting, the artist has
created a powerful tribute to the enduring legacy of the indigenous people of the Pilbara
region. The painting is not only visually stunning, but also a poignant reminder of the
importance of preserving and respecting the cultural heritage of this unique and sacred
place.


The western red kangaroo in the painting is another important element that helps to bring the landscape to life and highlight the interconnectedness of the various species that inhabit this unique environment.


The western red kangaroo is a fascinating and iconic animal that is perfectly adapted to
survive in the harsh and arid conditions of the Pilbara region. Its ability to survive on the
spinifex grass and find shelter among the rock outcrops is a testament to the resilience
and adaptability of the natural world.