"Hot Air Balloons Over Catherine Gorge"
This piece was done at a very
upmarket cocktail party held by the Northern Territory Tourism Authority
during an international Tourism and Travel Industries conference,
As the guests entered they
were greeted with the unusual sight of a model, Cherry Rivers, dressed only in
her underwear and a blank canvas. Over the next half an hour Peter mapped
out the design, then Cherry and Bev moved to another stage at the other
end of the room. Whilst Peter worked on the
canvas, Bev copied the style and colours to complete the work on the
model. After a slightly wary start the audience were soon enthralled and
when the two pieces were brought back together again the impact was
dramatic. The model was painted all around and it was astonishing how many
poses Cherry could create with the image still working.
Unfortunately the painting was
valueless as we had to use body paints on it.