Palm Leaves and Shells (D32)

Higgs, Avis
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Acrylic on paper featuring dark green palm leaves and red sea shells on a white background.

Designs like Palm Leaves and Shells move away from Australian and New Zealand specific imagery and demonstrate the designer's desire to include more generic motifs and imagery in her work. The likely reason for this move was to create appeal to a wide post-war market including the American leisurewear market.
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Height x Width x Depth/Length: 755 x 544 x 38mm
Length x Width: 261 x 247mm
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Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2004/23/5
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gifted by Marguerite Beere. Reproduced by kind permission of the Estate of Avis Higgs
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2004/23/5, 5, D32, 26326
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