2016 - Roadside foraging from the Pinery Fire ground two months on, January 15th 2016. Photographed in the natural Summer light.
"Created in the early Summer of 2016, this was the first Mandala I made for the new year. I revisited the same roadsides foraged for "Burnt Earth" on the Pinery Fire edge, just over the hill from our home. I was stunned by the rejuvenation that had already begun. Although the cropping land was still dry, dusty and eroding, thirsty for rain, the gum trees were beginning to light the way through the ash and char with fresh vibrant greens and smokey blues... New year. New growth. The symbolism was overwhelming.
This catastrophic fire described as a 'fireball' claimed 2 lives, 91 homes, 388 non residential structures, 93 pieces of farming machinery, tens of thousands of animals and livestock and burnt more than 82,600 hectares of land within a couple of days, claiming $40million worth of fodder and unharvested grains.
We felt extremely blessed with only emotional impact; personally pushing me to grow in many ways. This fire event stopped me in my creative tracks and I didn't feel like making a Mandala for some time; things had changed. I wondered what seeds may come of the event, thinking about those native species that only drop seeds in such high heat like a bushfire; I wondered on a human level what seeds may be sown in all of us after experiencing such a ferocious threat. For me, my creative practice took a turn. I didn't feel like making Mandalas for quite a while, but I picked up my paintbrush again to make the marks I'd always longed to, after 20 years of willing myself to do so, that seed finally burst open. For that I will be forever grateful, and for the safety of my family and for those who helped fight the fires so bravely I can't quite hold in my heart how grateful I am".
$25 from the sale of both "Burnt Earth" and "New Growth" prints is donated to the Pinery Fire Community Fund with my deepest thoughts and sensitivity to those still enduring the recovery process. Thank you for your support with this donation.
Limited edition museum grade Giclée print. Printed by Atkins Photo Lab in Adelaide with fine art pigment inks on 310gsm archival german etching paper.
- Edition of 25 - 30cm x 30cm $250 including delivery within Australia.
Edition of 25 - 60cm x 60cm $550 including delivery within Australia
$25 from each sale of this print is donated to the Pinery Fire Community Fund
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