The Kookaburra and Jabiru Panel - Spirit of the Bush by Chern'ee Sutton for Kennard & Kennard
The Kookaburra and The Jabiru Panel was created by Australian indigenous artist Chern'ee Sutton, depicting a kookaburra sitting on a branch, overlooking two jabiru (black necked storks) playing. A striking design in blues, with a brilliant red hot sun in the midground, printed on 100 % high thread count cotton. The panel measures approx. 23"x44" and will look great as the center medallion of a quilt or made into home decor items.
“In Kalkadoon country the song of ‘The Spirit of the Bush’ can be heard, it is the thread that binds all things together. It can be heard as a whisper sung across the landscape, it can be heard blowing through the tree’s and it can be seen skipping invisibly across the billabongs and rivers forming little ripples.”
Chern’ee comes from the Kalkadoon people of the Mount Isa area in Queensland, Australia. She takes her inspiration from the tales of her people and embraces themes of reconciliation, inclusion, sports and charity. Her style of painting incorporates traditional indigenous motifs, presented in a fresh and harmonious manner. Kennard & Kennard have now incorporated her designs on fabric.