2016, Highly Commended, People's Choice
Oil on canvas
My introduction to the tailings ponds was as a jarring change in atmosphere as we turned the bend in the road and came upon emerald green water and half emerged trees. That night we hold up in the Waratah pub so I could return the next day to walks its edge. Time is experienced though an appreciation of many moments of collapse and decay, and built up over time through the hand-made painterly process.