Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents Elva Henderson‘s Awakening, an installation that acts as the artist’s personal statement of their emotional response to the 2019 bushfires and, in a broader context, the global impact of climate change on our planet and how it is affecting our daily lives.
In the Port Macquarie Hastings region, the fires destroyed valuable natural habitat impacting on not only the trees but flora and fauna, in particular the native koala.
In this installation, the ceramic painted leaves represent the fabric of our daily lives, with the layers of colour reflecting not only the obvious shift in forest regrowth, but acting as a metaphor for the recovery and optimistic transformation of our community as we deal with natural disasters such as both fires and floods.
Perhaps it is time we “awaken” to our contributions to climate change and environmental change.
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