Never Before | 2020
Artwork by Ingrid Bowen.
Digitally printed glass panel in red. 26 cm x 37 cm x 8 cm. Sold with stained birch ply floating wall shelf (Not shown).
'I painted the scene of a fireground in the Morton NP viewed from the Braidwood Road between Nerriga and Sassafras. I focused on the charred skeletal forms and monochromatic nature of the landscape. I had never seen anything like it. The terrain was baked white and rock hard in places. Confronted with the aftermath I considered how images of the fires were burned into our memories with different coloured lenses according to our proximity to the fire events of last summer. Viewed from a distance, up close, via tv or phone screens, our individual memories will have a clarity, obscurity, or intensity of colour indicative of our own experience.'