I have now passed the ‘half-way’ mark in my depiction and tribute to the tragic 1967 bushfires in southern Tasmania.

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’.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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