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Hope I

ARTIST: Judi MacLaren

MEDIUM: Graphite on paper


SIZE: 90 x 90cm


The feather is deeply revered and a powerful symbol that signifies honour, strength, wisdom, power and freedom. Every bird’s feather is different and holds a different meaning. It’s for those who want to believe in themselves no matter what and never give up. The spiritual meaning of a feather is celebrated in Native American culture – decorative headdresses used feathers as a way of expressing authority, power and wisdom. Eagle feathers had special significance due to the eagle’s connections with the heavens because they fly at great heights.

Value: $1,295AUD

Judith MacLaren Headshot

Born in Sydney. After finishing secondary school studied painting and drawing with Mr Henry Justelius at his Crows Nest studio. Returning to Sydney after living in Wagga Wagga gained Certificate in Drawing at Highest Pass at Meadowbank TAFE followed by Certificate in Studio Ceramics at Hornsby TAFE.  Completed Certificate in Advanced Creative Painting at Meadowbank TAFE and while at Meadowbank her work Bush Forms was selected as a semi-finalist in the TAFE NSW Invitational Arts & Design Prize.  Her work was also selected to be presented to Mr Sultan SuqrAlsaidi, Deputy Minister for Education and Youth, United Arab Emirates as the Australian Delegations official gift.