This is the first of a series of paintings where I’ve used a circular format to create a sense of intimacy, wonder and curiosity. Like looking through a telescope, porthole or looking glass.
A branch of Banksia leaves that have died are still attached to the tree which continues to thrive.
I’m interested in the cycles of nature and the profound stillness within that comes from observing those moments where life appears to have stopped but the pattern of life within it remains. This resonates with concerns about the stewardship of our planet and the timeliness of our actions upon it.