‘I fell in love with a burnt tree stump found on my property in North Eastern Melbourne after a controlled burn off. As the carbonised silvery charcoal glistened in the sun, I knew I had to draw with it. The rawness of this the material echoed the history of charcoal, traditional materials and processes.
The immediacy of the action of pushing the burnt tree stump on the paper produced traces, marks and residue as evidence of embodied knowledge through movement, the body and physical gestures. The stumps weight and presence assert the need to define this intersection between 2D and 3D space. The burnt tree stump is a memory of the recent catastrophic fires in Australia and speaks to humanity’s inaction on climate change and its compounding effects.’