Odile by Denise Faulkner - 2018 | Michael Reid Gallery

Denise Faulkner
Odile, 2018

watercolour on handmade 100% cotton rag paper
98 x 78 cm, framed

Odile refers to the black swan out of Swan Lake the ballet by Tchaikovsky. The vase she is so elegantly perched upon (as only the most famous bad girl in ballet can do) is a French Empire swan urn, which features, not one, but two of her good nemesis… Odette! And anyone who has come across black swans in the wild, they truly are the bad guys and gals!
-Denise Faulkner

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