Aftermath – Burnt Bridge at Four Mile Creek

I used to fish off this old bridge that was destroyed in the east coast bushfires. It hadn’t been travelled on for as long as I could remember except by fishermen. The burnt timber, partly submerged, and metal pylons and bolts licked orange by flames and salt, now offering a new playground for ducks and petrels. I only have to find a new place to fish, some people have to find new places to live and rebuild their lives.

Ben Miller


Oil on canvas