Travelling On, IAVA exhibition at Clifton School of Arts
Fires, stress, smoke, urgency, on alert, packing, loss, watching, checking; the immensity of the impact of the bush fires on the east coast of Australia during the most devastating 2020 summer, lives within our community.
From large mammals to minute insects we are losing them and they are on the brink of extinction. Koala, platypus, bee, lady beetle, Christmas beetle, various bees and beetles that arrived dead on the beach, on my deck, black, burnt leaves.
From Kangaroo Island, an assassin spider and a 2 millimetre pelican spider that may now be extinct. It is estimated that over 3 billion creatures have been lost at this time.
Hopefully not all going, going, gone ……