When asked to provide Aboriginal artworks for my client’s beautiful contemporary home in Sydney, one of the biggest challenges was the scale of the space. Two large inter-connected, split level living zones flow out into a calm outdoor patio, the inside and the outside only separated by massive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors.

Gloria Petyarre’s large format work “Leaves”, delicately executed in three shades of green and yellow has extraordinary movement and is simultaneously calming and refreshing. Visually it is an immediate bridge between the inside and the outside, complimenting the parred back palette of the space.

During the day, the “Leaves” are lush and vibrant and in the evening you can loose yourself, entranced as their yellow tips dance across its generous proportions.