Bandicoot on a Log

This painting is a view from the Fingal Valley looking toward Ben Lomond. It is a comment on what is happening to our natural environment and a reminder of our responsibilities to native animals and the habitats that support them. The bandicoot in the foreground represents the native animals, the fox in the background represents the introduced pests and the clear-felled forest in the top right corner represents man’s destruction of the natural environment.

Michael McWilliams

2004, Glover Prize Winner

Acrylic on linen