Henri Terisís picture "I spy..." was a finalist in the Jacques Cadry Memorial Art Prize exhibition in 2006. The
exhibition opening was in the Kennedy Hall Pavillion at the Fox Studios in Sydney. The huge hall was bedecked with
high quality attractive Oriental carpets and some of them were phantastic works of art. On the main wall were exhibited
30 pictures of various sizes and themes from the world of todayĎs children. The exhibition attracted many art lovers and
supporters of the Sydney Childrenís Hospital at Randwick. The annual exhibition established in 2005 by the heirs of
Jacques Cadry to honour their father benefits the hospital. Apparently Jacques Cadry Sen. loved art and children. So,
the hospitalís motto: Children First and Foremost fitted in beautifully with Jacques Cadry Sen.ís aspirations. The winning
pictures of the first prize of $2,000 and the second prize of $1,000 are automatically given to the Childrenís Hospital
to adorn the walls for the little patients.
Henri Teris "I Spy..."
It was pleasing to see that Henri Terisí picture "I spy..." won the second prize. As the title of the picture suggests
"I spy... with my little eye" is the name of a favourite childrenís game. The picture is quite big - 1m x 1m and is not
framed. The focus of the picture is a childís eyes, which look curiously and with admiration at the many-coloured, smaller
and bigger fishes and other sea creatures swimming in the aquarium. The painter has created three planes in the picture
and thus gave it an illusory depth. The background is the childís head, the middle ground the aquarium and the foreground,
that seems to spread out onto the walls, is the sea with many other fishes darting in and out in all directions.
The dominant colour is blue in all its hues and harmonises well with the green seaweed. The colourful fishes, seahorses
and other sea creatures are well placed accents that relieve the blueness. It is a lively and vibrant work of art.
Sculptures by Henri Teris at a recent exhibition.
From left: "Lovers", "Planudes", "EglŽ, Queen of the Serpents"
Isolde PoĢelaitŽ - Davis AM
Also please refer to "Henrikas –literis" on this website [Culture/Artists]