A moth massacre
This work celebrates the old metal tanks, corrugated like the sheds - and the roads. Tanks collect more than water. An open tank with dying moths all over the surface at a research station north of Broken Hill is referenced in the work.
It has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Burnie Print Prize.
The dark and damp of the tanks inside is in sharp contrast to the light and space that surrounds them.
I harvested and distilled natural materials – saltbush and red river gum bark - and stained the paper before printing in relief and intaglio. Bees’ wax was ideal to create the wandering corrugations. The gritty red earth offered striking textures.