This series of work on paper commenced at the beginning of the spring summer fire season when my coastal area was being impacted by fire. Nature is unforgiving, tough, strong yet incredibly resilient. I focused on the beauty found in details, remnants and glimpses; seeking a sense of renewal through an excavation of form, scraping out the mark to reveal what lies underneath; a quiet beauty reflecting an interplay play between light, fragility and strength.
These works share parallels with an earlier series which was informed through the experience of visiting my childhood home and garden that was destroyed by fire and many years later lies in disrepair and shown at View Point/s - Approach to Landscape, Catherine Asquith Gallery 2011.
Equally relevant then and to this series... They are imaginative constructions of landscape elements, fragments and atmospheres. Some are poetic, even literary, while others have musical or theoretical underpinnings. Although there are intimations of the environment at risk, there is also a celebration of the earth’s resilience and the infinite creativity and mystery of the universe.
 Extract of essay by Laura Murray Cree, Visual Arts Writer and Editor 2011