Returning to Kanto
Oil on canvas / 50 x 70 cm
Returning to Kanto is an ode to the ancient temperate rainforests’ of Tasmania. When
I walk within these forests drinking in the air, it becomes dizzying. The clarity and
vastness saturating my every sense, until I stop and breathe slowly. Then I begin to pay
attention to each small detail; to a single cluster of leaves; to the pooling of a water
droplet at the tip of a delicate fern frond, until worlds within worlds unfold before my
eyes, and I am present. I am breathing in time with the lungs of the Island.
Turning from Nauthiz
Oil on canvas / 76 x 64 cm
Turning from Nauthiz is an ode to Kunyani. She is a navigation, she is a peaceful watcher; swathed in mist or icy rain, snow or the clearest of billowing winds. She is a place of refuge in her wildness, and a space to r eturn to, to find solace in her calm. (Kunanyi / Mt W ellington, Tasmania).