The great forgetting

Oil on board

Eucalyptus – a species that has changed the course of Australian history and social identity irrevocably. Each individual specimen has been intimately observed and delicately rendered, capturing the slow decay of this iconic flora over time. This still-life forms a vessel for expression of the slow, often unnoticed changes in our surrounding environment that lead to a new norm. Delicate balances between the specimens in The great forgetting articulate the fragility of our ecosystem as species move toward their tipping points of endurance.

WINNER Emerging category

by Hayley Lander WINNER, EMERGING