Part of a series of new perspectives on portraiture commissioned for Archie Plus
Grace Cossington Smith
oil on hardboard
Gift of Graham and Judy Martin 2014, assisted by the Australian Masterpiece Fund
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
One type of weather is meteorological– the clear or cloudy sky or the wind that moves the trees. The other is inside us – our moods that shift like the angles of sunlight across a room. Sometimes, in quiet moments, we can observe both. The familiar objects of our room surround us as we look through the window, to a scene that is external but no less a part of us. As we send our thoughts out towards the sky, the yellow cloth draped over the chair glows with a hopeful inner light.
Vanessa Berry is an Australian writer who is often inspired by the view from her window