Heartwood #7

Winner - Youth Art Prize

Winner - People's Choice

Oil paint on glass casting its own shadow, 126cm x 126cm

The void within Eucalyptus camaldulensis, an empty space left behind from decomposition of the heartwood. Matter recycling by breaking down and revealing the language of growth, erosion, decay and reinvention present in all things. Heartwood communicates a natural process of perpetual metamorphosis in the landscape. 

by Jennifer Ahrens