Australian Made: Lest we Forget

The summer of 2019/2020 was one of drought and catastrophic fire in Australia. It had an enormous influence on my work, particularly my printmaking. I used the immediacy of the printmaking process to express my sorrow over the losses caused by drought then fire and my anger over the lack of action on the part of policy makers. As our country recovers from these latest catastrophic fires it is easy to forget the terror and the scorching heat, the smoke and the constant threat to health and home, the deaths of millions of animals and the loss of once great forests of ancient trees. We must not forget that it is necessary for all of us to act to reduce human impact on climate change, so that future inevitable fire events are less catastrophic.

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