A snapshot of Mount Barker Summit throughout the ages

Watercolour, gouache and handmade ochre paints from South Australian pigments

Mt Barker Summit is a beautiful patch of bush surrounded by urban life, and is a major geological feature with high conservation value and significant species diversity.

Over the last billion years, momentous changes have helped create different soil types and aspects, resulting in different plant communities. Approximately 280 species of indigenous plants and 184 species of birds, reptiles and mammals have been sighted.

I have captured a view of the mountain today, along with past vistas, and used some ochre paints made at home to capture the softness of the earth and the geology of the past.

Category: Emerging

by Andrea Wyatt