There is a finality about fire and for this reason I use the medium of ash to speak about my concerns regarding the fragility of the landscape. In early 2016 during a visit to the Tarkine region, I was confronted by the devastation of the fires that had swept the area after a very dry season and were ignited by dry thunderstorms. Ash sourced from the aftermath of those fires was used for this image that references Mt Wellington and Mt Field.

Nigel Hewitt


Ash, oils & polymer on canvas