Spurs Near Ashes
Watercolour on Arches 640 gsm,
57x65cm (framed 82x101cm)
A swarm of police trickled along the creek-bed on Friday, 11 April 1902. A shout summoned them to a gruesome finding. Recoiling from the nauseating smell of burnt flesh, they eyed remnants of a brutal death.
No bodies were found, but evidence of identity was found in cracks.
In this painting, veils of distorted symbols—saddlebags, horse blinkers, spurs—float as ghost recollections across the creek area near Incineration Rock, raising questions about folklore memories that saturate our landscape. The cut open flap of the bag allows the innards of ash to scatter as deed-seeds to recall actions from the past.