Regrowth

Back in 2018 when I visited Portugal after a particular intense period of forest fires, I found a sad blackened, ashy, sculptural landscape. There were views of the hills I did not know existed before. However, if you looked closer, there was already life regrowing. There were small patches of green here and there…

After the Fire, 2018 (Acrylics on Canvas)

After the Fire, 2018 (Acrylics on Canvas)

When I returned in 2019, I found life re-established and trees I had thought were dead, were very much alive and thriving. The scars were visible, but black was no longer dominating. I attempted to show those scars in watercolour…

Regrowth, 2019 (Watercolour)
Regrowth, 2019 (Watercolour)

One thought on “Regrowth

  1. You nailed it! I worked for years for the Forest Service in northern British Columbia, Canada. I experienced the devastation of forests by natural and man made fire. Everything returned, always.

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