Getting Pinked – Laughing Kookaburra, 2021
Charcoal from 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires fires, basalt soil, tree sap, ink, acrylic paint, hand stitching on paper
124h x 113w x 6d cm
$8500 (plus postage, handling and insurance within Australia)


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Drawing is at the core of my arts practice, and I often use unconventional tools and approaches to investigate contemporary drawing, typically using paper as a support.

Many recurring themes in my artworks are concentrated on the broken, the displaced and the forgotten. This speaks to a long-nurtured urge to rescue and restore.

To support this objective, I often recycle and re-purpose materials and techniques. Darning and stitching to echo the need to repair and preserve. Using the colour pink to provoke thought and action about the long-term implications for wildlife, by the continued use of pink fire retardant to fight bushfires. As well as transforming charcoal from fires to depict native Australian birds trying to escape and relocate.

My art is a testimony to wildlife, its endurance, and a declaration that we must protect and preserve their diminishing environments.

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