Very excited and honoured to be part of RISE EXHIBITION. An exhibition to benefit those impacted by the Australian bushfires. The exhibition is taking place at The Carriage Works, Sydney. 11th - 20th March 2020.
An epic line-up of local and international Artists are all creating works for an online silent auction - using charcoal collected from the burnt trees.
The concept behind my piece "Smoking Souls" reflects the spirits of the lost wildlife (kangaroo’s) fleeing the fires in the form of smoke. The burnt corner of my canvas symbolises the fires, the thick / thin charcoal strokes and splatters symbolising the charred trees and ash filled winds carrying their souls away.
"Smoking Souls" is a mixed media composition using charcoal, Japanese Ink (black and white), Pastel on 100% Cotton watercolour paper. Size width 102 x height 66cm. My chosen charities to donate monies raised from my artwork are WIRES -and- Kangaroo Island Wildlife Fund.