Tarkine Dream, Acrylic on linen, 2019, 210cm x 120cm approx
Photographed by Matthew Stanton.
Mixed media responses to participation in three years of Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine in Motion events. The events are held annually over Easter, in a variety of locations within the Tarkine, as immersive residencies from which artists respond to the forest, to then produce work which speaks to the need to protect this ancient forest habitat. The videos (below) and the photograph (left) are 'sketches' and as such are works in progress. References are made to Dr Seuss's 'The Lorax' and Frederick McCubbin's 'The Pioneer'. Ecofeminism is also an influence, as well as autoethnographic research.
Pioneer of Healing Photograph, Sumac, Tarkine 2018