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That I May Fly and Sing Forever by Chips Mackinolty


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Originally created in 2016 as a fund-raiser for a CDU researcher working on this threatened species from Kakadu, the Yellow Chat. To see if it would work as an image, I did it as a large paste up on a back street in Palermo, Sicily..

Without thinking, I hand wrote a translation of the title in Italian: Che io posso volare e cantare per sempre.

Imagine my shock, and joy, when I witnessed two women singing to the poster! First time someone has sung a song to one of my artworks ...

Yes, the 1958 song Volare by Domenico Modugno, later popularised by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and the Gipsy Kings! Perfect music to accompany the washing up and drying the dishes with this tea towel.

Organic cotton tea towel, 72cm x 48cm