Embers.

Me and my family lived in Australia during 1995, I did a teacher exchange at a school north of Brisbane where I taught Art.

The Embers series of images arose out of seeing, hearing and smelling bushfires lit by the indigenous peoples of the Northern Territories in Australia, in bushland off the Kakadu Highway: Jabiru National Park.

The fires cleansed the land of debris, dead leaves, fallen branches and tree bark, creating space and time for new growth and revitalisation.  The gentle breezes developed patterns and forms and spirals in the smoke; the ash left behind being a carbon copy of its previous state (in my dreams).