ink and wax on rice paper banners
170cm x 200cm x 80-100cm

On a recent field trip to the peats of the Walpole Wilderness, I was inspired by a cluster of Kingia australis in ‘Transition’, standing tall like sentinels amongst a burnt landscape, weathering time with scars of change. Endemic to the southwest, growing to heights of up to 4m they are hundreds of years old. They are located on the transition slope between upland woodlands and lowlands peats, marking a change in vegetation, hydrology, soil, aspect while also recovering from fire. New life springs in their
inflorescence and leaves.