The Silence, 2011 - 13
ground carbonised wood on primed board
Collection of the artist
The winter that followed after the fires finally brought rain and new growth giving flushes of vibrant colour against the bare blackened earth.
This crisp and vibrant beauty was absent the following winters when the absent friends and the familiar landmarks had become the reality and were no longer a novelty.
Recovery was slow and the sense of loss recalled the stark silence of these black burnt trees in the soft white ash.