Escape - Temporarily Unavailable
About this artwork
Escape was inspired by the evacuation of bushfire victims in East Gippsland in early 2020 - particularly the Mallacoota residents who fled to the beach or escaped by boat. However, whilst the figures in the boat have escaped the fires, they don't know what lies ahead. The dark waters in the foreground act as a metaphor for the global pandemic which followed so closely on the heels of the Australian bushfires and forced us to separate from our friends and neighbours. This acrylic painting is on stretched canvas with painted edges.