This painting is from memory and more about symbolism than factual realism. After 45 years and without any reference photos to work from, this is a very different departure for me.
The hill in the foreground represents the hill that I could see from my place in Glenorchy on the day that it was engulfed in flame. What I’m actually depicting is the scene several days after, as I imagine it would have been like.
This painting is about the silence that pervades such a scene following a catastrophic event.
My artist’s statement will ‘tell all’.