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Wattle in the Time of Covid
Kathy Fahey

acrylic and pencil on Stonehenge paper
76cm wide x 56cm high

Wattle in full bloom is a quintessential element of the Australian landscape. In 2020 during COVID lockdown the blossoming wattle took on an extra significance as I took my allotted exercise in a local park filled with remnant native bushland. It was with joy that I watched various species of wattle take off and bloom against the backdrop of native parkland, the bright yellow flowers sparkling amongst the eucalyptus trees and against clear blue skies. This painting of wattle represents our resilience in times of trouble and demonstrates the role art making and the natural world can have in building this resilience.

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