Mine

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic paint and ink on Belgian linen, 152cm x 197cm

For 30,000 years up to a million rocks in the Burrup Peninsula were carved by a now exterminated peoples. Mining has destroyed much, its pollutants etch away the rest... On layers of paint I write in white 'mine'. Over and over. Taking territory one 'mine' at a time.

by Mel Dare