Antechinus is a genus of small dasyurid marsupial endemic to Australia. They bear a superficial resemblance to mice with the bristly fur of shrews. Males live for exactly eleven-and-a-half months, dying from stress-induced immune system breakdown about two weeks after mating. Females, especially from larger species, may live longer, with around 30 to 50 per cent raising two litters, while only ten per cent of females from smaller species live long enough to breed again.
Original is 21cm x 29cm, acrylic on paper.
© Tracie MacVean. All rights reserved.
Professional artist Tracie MacVean works full-time at GIGS Artists Studios, Wodonga, Australia.
Tracie’s paintings question our role in relation with the natural world and how we perceive ourselves to create deeply conceptual and thought provoking works.
Environmental themes have always dominated her paintings yet a passion for the human form is ever present to create a sense of either unity or conflict between human beings and nature. Her paintings are infused with raw emotion as viewers are drawn in by the layers of meaning in each work.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.