‘The Dying, Gilded Ocean’ 2020
Watercolour and gouache on handmade Japanese paper
60 x 90cm Framed with reclaimed Australian hardwood timber.
“The sun lay molten in the sea
Of sand, and all the sea was rolled
In one broad, bright intensity
Of gold and gold and gold and gold”
Imagine, if coral reefs were dipped in gold, if arctic ice was crystal glass and forest dews were diamond drops. They’d be worshipped and protected.
Voiceless, depleted ecosystems would be free to photosynthesise in a symbiotic, stable climate. What we treasure the most motivates us to make meaningful change.
Imagine a world of equality, an equilibrium between all life and death, radiating brilliantly, like a gilded ocean.