The title refers to a painting called Onement 1 by American Modernist painter Barnett Newman. He made very simple paintings which had very profound intentions about what a painting is and could be, also a symbol for the nature of something (someone) simply existing. That is what I saw in this tree.
After the Berambing Fire, acrylic on board, 42cm x 30cm, 2020
Mount Hay in the Blue Mountains was hit by one of the hottest and most destructive fires in the 2019/20 Australian Summer bushfire season. Many of the small eucalyptus trees were hollowed out at the base by the fierce fires but new shoots began to appear after a few weeks.