The Grandmother tree

Grandmother Tree after the fire by Nada Murphy

The Grandmother tree

Charcoal & Ink 69x88 Framed

My friends property is a place where the original vegetation has been kept with a wooded treasure trove along a creek line. At the top of the rise the tree sits and my friend then a mum of small children said the called it the Grandmother Tree as it was clearly the oldest tree on their block.

In 2022 a fire which started on the nearby property raged for several days up to the ridge. My friend home narrowly escaped the creek line was preserved but the grand mother tree burnt ..

Miraculously the grandmother tree has survived although for a good while we wondered . She has her own resurrection story.

The drawing is a tribute and perhaps appropriate for the Beverley Art Prize which has been running 54 years at Easter.

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