This diptych is one of my recent artworks about how man changes the patterns of nature thereby drying up the land and adding to the effects of climate change.
In this painting, the river is slowly dwindling as we see the former green belt either side die and darken, whilst man (or the one who can afford to) draw water from the river and spread it in narrow trenches that encourages evaporation.
The partner to these panels was purchased by the Department for Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts in Canberra last year and now is placed immediately outside the Conference Rooms for Climate Change in the foyer. My fellow artist in that collaboration and I are most pleased at the painting’s location as we feel that maybe it might help to make a difference if people stop and consider it as going in to each conference. Some will, I guess some won’t.