Beauty for Ashes
‘’There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that
dawn comes after night, spring after winter’’ - Rachel Carson
This current body of work has evolved after time spent in the bush and on the South Coast –
where the remnants of the previous summer’s bushfires still remained with debris lying
pushed and entangled on the shore, smoothed and changed by repeated washing of tides.
Small and large limbs of branches lay intertwined, scorched and twisted creating such
unexpected beauty, and bearing monumental witness to the past seasons.
My desire is to inscribe some of the cycle of renewal and decay that nature reveals in
its rhythm. Some works have natural pigments from the landscape – clay, charcoal and ash in
them. Expressing vision & feeling through line, gesture, shape & colour. By using diverse
mark making and letting unexpected, random connections and juxtapositions speak.