The 2020 Victorian Salon des Refusés
Cat #5 Ross Cockle
Oil on Canvas
183 cm h x 93 cm w
I have worked with Julien Wilson in my role as a Music Recording Engineer and his role as a master Saxophonist/Woodwind player. When he talked about his new instrument arriving, a Bass Clarinet, and I was able to hear it on a session not long after, I started thinking about including it in a portrait of Julien. Woodwind instruments are such involved and complex-looking devices and the mastering of them can take many years. Silent inanimate objects, in the hands of a player like Julien, come alive and become a true extension of him.
This portrait was submitted for the 2020 Archibald Prize.
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