Kimberley Rose

91.5 x 122cm Acrylic on Stretched Canvas


They call it Kimberley Rose,

otherwise Sticky Kurrajong.

[Brachychiton viscidulus]

It was living in all its twisted glory,

bare of leaves but displaying splashes of flame

and somehow admiring itself in the wild.

It had a beauty that could not be ignored,

even if it wasn’t in full flower.