75 x 115cm irregular
Acrylic and ink on rusty corrugated iron - own words as text
'Regeneration' was the theme for the Royal Melbourne Show in 2008, and the artist;s home state of Victoria was in the grip of a 12 year drought. The image depicts the barren, dry and cracked earth below, the threat and expectation of a stormy sky above, and a crop of grass or grain waving in the breeze between the two - with the hope of rain to sustain it.
A ruling pen was used for the majority of the text, and a flat brush for the title.
This was a challenging piece to create!
1st prize Experimental Calligraphy, Royal Melbourne Show 2008
Best Exhibit, Calligraphy, Royal Melbourne Show 2008