4. Katherine Boland (NSW)

3 April, 2022


When the butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains

Pigment print on timber, Edition 1/10, 60 x 80cm



Artist Statement

“My experience of the 2019/20 bush fires was transformative. Out of the ashes a different being has emerged; the direction of my art practice irrevocably changed, now solely informed by the ecological perils facing the planet. Inspired by and named after a quote by filmmaker, Alejandro Jodorowsky, this work is a digital composite of an image of burnt wood and an image of scientific illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian’s (1670–1683) work, Convolvulus and Metamorphosis of the Convovulus Hawk Moth.”

About the artist

With an art career spanning three decades, Katherine Boland works across the disciplines of painting, photography and digital media. After living through the 2019/20 bush fires, which devastated her region on the far south coast of New South Wales, she has been compelled to make art with fire itself, to raise awareness about climate change. She has been the recipient of numerous art prizes, grants and scholarships, and in 2009 was awarded the Heysen Art Prize for Interpretation of Place.

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4. Katherine Boland (NSW)

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