Chris Berens


mixed media on panel
12 x 12 cm 2020

Joseph is the first baby koala. There are koala’s but they all seemed to have opened their eyes at the same moment, and when they did, they were all grown up. No koala ever knew where koalas came from, so the elder koalas tell the younger ones, koala’s come from pearls. And so it’s always been, and so it shall be.

One Easter morning, an exceptionally bright pearl cracked, and in it was an actual baby Koala, the first one ever. All elder Koalas gathered around him and decided to call him Joseph.

JOSEPH is the Benjamin of the Squad. Although he hasn’t been around for long, he is loved all around and has the ability to connect and unite.

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