Regrowth Scamander

The particular clarity of light on 1 January enhanced the verticality of the black and green gums flowering like something out of a Spielburgian movie. This regrowth shows nature at its optimistic best after the landscape was reduced to ashes the year before. The method of working is designed to make the pictorial event happen rather than illustrate in a narrative sense.

Geoff Dyer


Oil on Belgian canvas