Ice Age Fires
Acrylic on Canvas
This image of fires and rising oceans from the North East is not a contemporary response – its source is millennia old – the end of the last Ice Age. It came to me (close to its current form) while I was researching in preparation for a trip to Tasmania that eventually had to be Covid-cancelled.
The immense fluctuations in sea level over geological time have always fascinated me – the drowning of land bridges is comparatively recent history and deeply effects our mythology and all evolution.
Under these straits lie fireplaces and campsites and middens and hunting grounds and songlines and paintings and carvings and burial grounds as well as the once fire red rocks of the North East.