My Koala and Bushfire painting is nearly finished.
I was so pleased to learn that four of the Koalas in my painting are alive, having been rescued by @akaw_hospital in Adelaide.
Sadly the other koala known as Lewis was euthanised when they was decided his burns were too serious and he was in too much pain.
I have juxtaposed this new painting with two older works from 10 years ago of the central Australian desert.
Voss’s Journey and Red Desert we’re both inspired by a novel by Patrick White “Voss”.
The novel is about a Victorian explore who doesn’t accept help from the indigenous population who try to help him with food and by leading him to waterholes. He dies out in the desert. A moral tale well worth revisiting considering the current political climate in Australia at the moment.
Or many other places in the world for that matter.
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