The devastation of the fire storm that enveloped much of NSW in 2019/20 has provided the genesis for this body of work. From the landscape to the flora and fauna that inhabit it, Graham investigates every nuance, weaving her narrative and deep love of the land into the picture plane. There is optimism in the work from this period. Out of the ashes we find beauty and life—a regeneration of the land and our psyche.
Excerpt - Ralph Hobbs & Nicole Hauser May 2021
Artworks in this exhibition/collection can be viewed online at Nanda/Hobbs Gallery
High-flyer, Hell Ride, Escape - Charcoal from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires & compressed charcoal, pastel, natural ochre on paper
All drawings - 140cm (h) x 114cm (w)
Image credit: Graeme Wienand