Firefront, evening, 2007 Dimensions: 137×97 cm Acrylic on linen
This is the aftermath of a gamba grass fire. This introduced grass grows in thick clumps up to three metres in height and burns extremely hot, much more so than the native grasses. These fires kill the vegetation and wildlife, making it difficult for the area to regenerate and permanently changing the ecosystem. Gamba grass is difficult to control and impossible to contain as it’s seeds are easily dispersed by water and wind.