Friends of Will
Michael Jones (1)
The Richie Benaud bat was found in a collectibles shop in Broken Hill, so l used that angle and did the relief carving of Richie and painted him in action, bowling.. I also reconstituted all of the markings on the face of the bat. The second bat was also found in the Salvation Army shop in Broken Hill.....it had a large chunk of wood out of the toe of the bat, which l exploited by carving into it, making it appear to have been burnt, by painting it to make it appear that the bat is part of a campfire...View more
Natalie Woodham (1)
I have named the bat “Free as a Seagull” My stylised depiction of seagulls soaring high above the clouds against a clear blue sky, has a lot to do with living by the coast and my appreciation of Mother Nature. Having spent years as a graphic designer, I find that my style of painting is illustrative and graphic with the use of solid bold colours. Most mornings, I enjoy walking on the beach, looking up and seeing flocks of seagulls soaring high above me. I love that they are FREE ...... and it is during these times, I often reflect on how fortunate I am and what it means to have freedom in my own life. Freedom gives us opportunities for choice in our own lives and that’s why I have chosen and feel it is important to support young men like Will, so that they too, have freedom of choice and are given the same opportunities that most of us are fortunate enough to experience and so often take for granted.