Another year in paradise, 2009Watercolour paper, lino prints, watercolour, ink
I created this work for the final assessment of my Visual Arts advanced diploma at the Canberra Institute of Technology. For this work, I was awarded an exhibition through the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Award, by Craft ACT. Another year in paradise became a part of this exhibition. Each work discusses the fragility of Australia’s environment, and the plight of our endangered animals.
Each milk carton displays an extinct Australian animal and a house from the year and place of that animal’s extinction. The final carton is blank – waiting for the next extinction. I chose milk cartons as they are one of the most commonly bought and thrown away consumer items.