Another Day Gone
29 January 2021
As a regional Australian artist, I’m surrounded by bush and farmland, but I feel an affinity with water. I’m drawn to it. It calms me, entices me, and calls to me like a siren.
When recreating this landscape, I felt immersed in the softness of the pastels. Layering and blending colours to recreate the reflection of light on the surface in contrast to the darkness beneath.
This darkness alludes to something bigger than me. A hidden ecosystem deep beneath the surface, or the pain or doubt I feel within me. But the light behind the clouds shows me there’s hope. For me, for our planet.
Tomorrow is a new day, full of light and promise, and in this piece, we see the darkness doesn’t last forever.