In Extremis

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Life’s cycling rhythm was on my mind as I created this piece over the New Year period. These half-green half-brown leaves were collected from an old tree, which slowly drowned after a deluge of rain left our district flooded for many months. Now, a year later, the lack of rain is a great concern. Australia has always been known for its ‘droughts and flooding rains’ yet, with climate change, we can expect the amplitude of the cycling between these extremes to become even larger and more erratic.

in ex·tre·mis (adverb) (Latin)

At the point of death; in grave or extreme circumstances; in dire straits; in the farthest reaches

In Extremis

Coastal White Mallee (Eucalyptus diversifolia) leaves, twigs and flower caps from a drowning tree, 
linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas
105 x 105 cm framed, image diameter 72 cm
Framed in white, with a circular matt, side spacers, glass and hangers
SOLD – Private collection, USA

© Janine Mackintosh, All Rights Reserved 2015