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High quality limited edition pigment ink print on archival cotton rag paper. 110.5 x 46.5cm
Hand signed limited edition of 50.


I have been curious about the behaviour of people panic buying and hoarding things like toilet paper during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seemed so absurd to me that while thousands of people were getting sick with COVID-19 and dying, others thought only of themselves. I have learnt that this is a survival instinct brought on by fear and panic. I first began painting lungs on toilet paper when we were at 80 deaths in Australia, back in early 2020. Now three years later, we are sadly at 20119 deaths in Australia, and 6.91 million worldwide. We became used to hearing daily statistics, but these are real people with real friends and families now left grieving. Many communities are also working through the grief and trauma of Climate Change induced natural disasters. In June 2021 we experienced an unprecedented storm event which according to long time locals was worse than anything else they had experienced, including Ash Wednesday. This occured in my community, in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns which added an extra layer of difficulty. While we grieve for the loss of loved ones, houses, natural habitat and forest, we can also marvel at the beauty and wonder of new growth, resilience, and community connections. Somehow, we carry on.


Emma Jennings paints from her studio gallery in Australia’s beautiful Dandenong Ranges rainforest. Emma uses layers of tone, pattern and botanical studies to investigate metaphysical and ecological connections in the natural world.


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Emma respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of the land where she lives and works.

'Somehow we carry on’ Signed Limited Edition Print

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