Clock Tower Romance Under a Papaya Sky

Clock Tower Romance Under a Papaya Sky by Debra Hood

The artwork  “Clock Tower Romance Under a Papaya Sky” was created for the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards in 2022.

Depicting the Traffic Signal Box that Debra painted as part of Brisbane Art Force Project (located on Adelaide Street at King George Square), this piece reflects the brilliant orange sky’s that so often grace Brisbane in the early morning or late evening. These vivid hues are due to a phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering.

Needing to beat the Brisbane midday heat, Debra arrived daily at sunrise to paint the Traffic Signal Box, and found this urban environment enveloped in stillness where the light played with the colours and shapes amongst the different architectural elements. This gives the viewer a slightly disconcerting feeling, however, the two City hall Clock Towers hold the connection to a familiar and enduring place in time. Their history, beauty, romance, nostalgic and continuing narratives are embraced by the Brisbane locals and visitors alike.

$240.00$950.00 inc. GST


This reproduction is available in a limited run of 200 editions.

Reproductions are made to order and are ready in approximately 10-14 days.

Reproductions are printed on American-made 350gsm IJP Pro Edition Canvas with archival Canon Lucia EX pigment Inks and varnished with UV-resistant Aquathane Laminate which keeps the artwork from fading for 100 years when displayed correctly.

Canvases are stretched by hand on environmentally friendly, Queensland-grown, Araucaria pine and come ready to hang. Alternatively, they can be purchased rolled (without stretching), which can then be shipped easily in a postage tube. 

Each reproduction comes with a numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity and are covered by a lifetime warranty.

Postage and handling fee includes signature on delivery, tracking and insurance up to $1000. The customer is responsible for any import, duties or VAT in their destination country where applicable.

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Additional information


300 x 300mm, 400 x 400mm, 450 x 450mm, 500 x 500mm, 600 x 600mm


Stretched, Rolled, Framed

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The team at Debra Hood Art acknowledges the Jagera and Turrbul peoples as traditional owners of the land the beautiful Meanjin/Brisbane city resides. We recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community and pay respects to elders, past, present and emerging. The Meanjin/Brisbane area has such a splendid abundance of nature, and we feel so lucky to be able to capture and share its beauty through art.

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