Paperbark Fire Aftermath Regrowth Canning River Perth


Paperbark Fire Regrowth Canning River

Ready to hang

Framed Aluminium – graphite 74.5cm x 61.5cm

40x50cm Hand Printed Silver Gelatin Print, window mounted behind clear acrylic sheet

Signed, numbered, 2 of Edition of 10

Includes Postage and Insurance within Australia

Paperbark Fire Regrowth Canning River 40x50cm Print Framed Aluminium 74.5cm x 61.5cm 2 of ed10
Paperbark Fire Regrowth Canning River 40x50cm Print Framed Aluminium 74.5cm x 61.5cm 2 of ed10
Paperbark Fire Regrowth Canning River 40x50cm Print Framed Aluminium 74.5cm x 61.5cm - postage within Australia included
$1,650.00

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.

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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