The Sun is Setting Quickly

Works On Paper
Finalist

Highly Commended

Pyrography and pigments, 103x124cm

A trip to the Flinders Ranges gave me visions of an emu stepping from a hole in an ancient seabed. The emu's shadow became an open-cut mine — minerals and fossil fuels that took hundreds of millions of years to form, extracted in an instant. The emu has been gutted — it looks good on the surface but how long can it last?

by Scott Marr