Melt | 2017-2018

carbon & water on watercolour paper, dimensions variable

Melt (2017 - 2018) is a series of original drawings (and some enlarged pigment prints) that derive from experiments made with carbon* and melting ice.

As the ice melts, the carbon seeps through the liquid, tracing the processes of cracking, flooding and evaporation on an intimate scale. The resulting image shows visible traces of carbon that record the dissolution of the body of ice. It invokes the immediacy of geological changes in the Anthropocene, the passing of time and the impact of human-induced climate change on the Earth's polar regions.

*and graphite - a crystallized form of carbon

'Melt' is part of an ongoing series of experimental drawings made with water and carbon. See also: RAIN and RIVERSTONES


Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney - Finalist. 2019

'TERRAFORMED' solo exhibition - 220 Creative Space, Sydney. 2018

Featured in The Ecological Citizen Vol 1 No. 2. 2018

• National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition 2017

Two original 'Melt' drawings held in the National Art School Archive & Collection, Sydney