KANGAROO ISLAND: AFTER THE FIRES
MARCH 2020 – NOVEMBER 2022: Wildflowers & wildlife colour ashen landscapes.
When savage fires ignited KI in the summer of 2020, wiping out tens of thousands of kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, dunnarts, pygmy possums & other native animals, many more were left homeless.
Between the fires & the pandemic I spent a week documenting the destruction & loss, but also the rejuvenation as new leaves & new life bloomed on blackened mallee, schrubs & tree trunks.
Alongside, rising from the ashes, are the Phoenix blooms of pink, lime, lemon leaf – an image of hope & renewal.
Two years later I return. Flowers blossom among the ash; trees stretch bare burnt arms to the sky, waist high in frocks of new foliage, wildlife on the brink of extinction rebounds