Just Before Dawn
On a moonlit night bushranger Frank Thomas' father hung up a leg of mutton (meat) in his shed. He knew Frank was nearby and thought he would attempt to steal it... as Frank so often rose to the challenge of any bait laid out to capture him. Frank's father kept watch all night but near dawn he dozed off for just a moment. When he awoke, the mutton was gone. The pink represents an unspoken energy; care but also tension between Frank and his father.
This artwork is part of the '10863 Bushranger presented by Act-Belong-Commit' exhibition, which has been shown at The Bank Gallery in Carnamah, Fremantle Prison, Old Geraldton Gaol, Greenough Museum & Gardens, on the big screen in Perth's Yagan Square and online at www.frankthomas.com.au