A Cry from the Very Edge

Against the steel grey of the tidal bridge, Robbins Passage, that connects Robbins Island in Bass Strait to the Tasmanian mainland lies the emerald sanctuary of disease free Tasmanian Devils. The landscape here, where colour can be drained to simple plains of variations of grey that are flattened and silhouetted, provides a dramatic backdrop to what is a tragic but also inspiring saga to save an often misunderstood creature unique in all the world. Here I see a call for help, a last gasp, where man and nature might triumph.

Richard Allen


Acrylic and Indian ink on canvas