The drawing below is a compilation of some of the sketches made on my last big camping trip through South Australia, redrawn and rearranged to suit the large sheet of paper. (To see some of the original sketches, visit my October 2013 archive). The sketches tell part of the story of the trip through the foliage, seeds, nuts and insects, with annotations as in my sketch book. These are from the dry inland areas, I am planning to do a companion piece using the objects found on the beaches and riversides.
The drawings have been amended a bit, tidied up and re-interpreted in some cases, but they are still the essence of what was journalled at the time – working with them transported me back to the hot, dusty days in the Flinders Ranges (Arkaroola and Wilpena) and the cool, damp greenery of Kangaroo Island.
The drawings were done with pen, then painted in watercolour, the annotations written in pen, on Magnani Corona paper. 70 cm x 50 cm