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Takayna Symphony

Timothy Heazlewood
Acrylic on canvas • 60 × 50.5 cm

During a tourist drive through the Tarkine forest region in 2018 I came across a natural geographical sinkhole by the roadside.
Like music to the soul the scene was as if it were an amphitheatre, the stillness and filtering light, the brilliant colour and reflections, the silence. For me it gave me a true sense of peace and harmony.

As an artist and keen photographer, standing before this natural landscape immediately gave me inspiration to one day put it to canvas. Formed over tens of thousands of years it seemed fitting to factor in our Indigenous population who also have inhabited the region for as many years, hence its title “Takayna Symphony”