Acrylic + spray paint on board
124cm H x 124cm W
Framed in raw Tasmanian oak
Says Fleur of this work, “Burning Mountain at Wingen is part of my current series of works from a recent trip to Murrurundi, NSW, where I visited the smouldering mountain on the last day before heading back to Sydney.
Walking along the path, I reflected on the stories of kangaroo’s warming themselves on the rocks heated by the subterranean fires underneath and Aboriginal Dreamtime story of a Wonnarua woman weeping tears of fire as she was turned to stone instead of being killed by Baayami, the great sky god.
The landscape is rich with colour and energy, with its red iron oxides, white sinter powder and yellow sulphur deposits and surrounding red and grey gum trees. Areas of the abstracted landscape are blurred and detailed, encouraging the viewer to move in and around the work and complete the narrative.
Using my own visual language, I hope to convey the vitality and connection I experienced during the time I spent at Burning Mountain.”
Signed on back.