Paperbark Fire Aftermath Regrowth Canning River Perth

framed 74.5cm x 61.5cm | image 40cm x 50cm | 2 of ed10 | $1650

Paperbark fire regrowth: new shoots on burnt paperbarks, Canning River Perth. This is a 16×20 inch hand printed silver gelatin fibre based print. It was exhibited in the 2015 Canning River “Dissociation” exhibition.

During a serious fire in 2011, water bombing was required to prevent the fire from spreading into neighbouring houses. Much of the bushland and park between Greenfield Bridge and Kent St Weir was burnt.

Most trees, if burnt until they are completely blackened, without a single leaf, die. On the other hand, Australian natives are like no other, in that they have adapted to fire. Several weeks after the fire the first green shoots of regrowth started to appear, in stark contrast to the charcoaled trunks. Miraculously, these baby shoots of epicural growth began to sprout announcing the trees’ sheer tenacity for life.

Print Availability

Paperbark Fire Regrowth Aftermath Canning River Perth is available for purchase online. Paperbark Fire Regrowth Aftermath Canning River Perth is a 40 x 50cm silver gelatin print, hand-printed by the author. It is dry-mounted onto 100% cotton museum board, then window-mounted behind a clear acrylic sheet. Framed in graphite tone aluminium it is ready to hang. Outer dimensions 74.5 x 61.5cm. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Freight and insurance within Australia included. It was first published in Lost in Suburbia” in 2013. An 11×14 inch print exhibited at the 2013 “Lost in Suburbia” exhibition, Riverton Library, was sold.

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.

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