Banksia Rain

TITLE Banksia Rain

SIZE 185 x 185 cm

MEDIUM Acrylic on primed linen

DATE Dec 2023

RETAIL PRICE $18,000 Lethbridge Landscape prize 2024 entry

 

DETAILS   Bush Banksia and the Flood’ began its life as a 3 x 2 m huge canvas inspired by the landscape of Girraween National Park on the Border of QLD and NSW.  We were exploring this beautiful part of the world after the devastating fires of 2019 when the landscape was coming back to life. 

 

Then the Queensland floods in February of 2022 devastated my downstairs studio and the painting frame was ruined, so I had to pull it all apart, which was emotionally challenging.

 

I then struggled to work on it in my studio, I think the impact of these events threw my creativity into a tailspin.  Eventually though, years later, this work has finally emerged and seems to take on the beauty, the optimism, the chaos and the flood that it had lived through and literally absorbed in the studio.

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