Enamel Painting of Koala by Dori Settles

Sleep is Closing Your Eyes and Trusting You Will Heal


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I was struck by the videos and photos coming out of the Australia Bush Fires in 2019-2020 and started a mini series of enamel paintings.  Sleep is Closing Your Eyes and Trusting You Will Heal is a quote by Danielle Barone. Seeing all of the koalas who had been burned and dehydrated, I felt this quote captured the essence of the koalas who were receiving care in various rescues.

Koalas are one of the most recognized animal of Australia. They are vulnerable to extinction due to deforestation as well as the recent bushfires.

Interesting Fact: Koalas eat up to 2.2 pounds of eucalyptus a day, which is poisonous to most animals.


Painted using vitreous enamels. Each layer is fired in the kiln prior to the painting of the next layer. The base glass is salvaged glass that came from old store shelving.

MOUNTED SIZE: 18 x 24 x 1 5/8 inches

Permanently mounted to a professional birch and pine cradle board and wired for easy hanging.  The supported cradle board has been painted black and sealed with micro-crystalline wax.

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