Robyn Rankin

About Robyn Rankin: 

I started painting this still life series early this year, in response to the awful bushfires, and the horror and hopelessness and all Australia was feeling. I’ve been incorporating native flora and fauna as motifs in my work, layering fragments Australiana to reference past and present. The birds are meant to be a bit cheeky, for a positive and joy filled future.

My work recently has also been reflecting on Australia as home, and the comfort of it, as my daughter was stranded in Spain during the Covid-19 outbreak. She yearned for home. And I yearned to have her home. She has always been my most reliable and honest critic, so I continued to send her images of my work, and hoped that I sent her a little piece of home.
Robyn Rankin, 2021