After the fires
Hand painted photography, acrylics & charcoal on cotton rag
Greg Combet, AO
GalleryEast, 21 Burnie St, Clovelly, Sydney, March 3
March 1-13, Thurs-Sun, 11am-6pm
Climate crisis, March, 2020: Between fire & pandemic I stand among the ashes of Kangaroo Island.
When the inferno savaged half the island around two million kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, pygmy possums, goannas & endangered dunnarts perished. Others injured & traumatised lost their homes & habitat.
I followed one bewildered roo amidst the ruins of a resort & returned him on canvas to the charred remains of his home & habitat. He leads us across the island from the sand dunes to the malee & beyond.
Amidst the devastation, green & pink leaf buds spring from the blackened trunks of island flora. I have arranged the blooms in vases - images of hope & renewal