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After living through the 2019/20 bushfires which decimated the south-east coast of Australia, I was compelled to make art with fire itself to raise awareness about global warming and the climate crisis.

Launched in 1947, the symbolic Doomsday Clock was created by scientists as an indicator of the world’s susceptibility to apocalypse. The closer the time is set to midnight, the closer the world is considered to be to catastrophe. Seventy years ago, the clock was set at seven minutes to midnight. Today, it is set at 100 seconds to midnight.

In this work, I used photo-editing software to composite images of paint-splattered timber panels, burnt with a blow torch in my studio, to create an abstracted Doomsday Clock. This burnt and blistered disk, a scorched Earth suspended in dark space, speaks to my fear that we are running out of time to stop the catastrophic impact of human-induced climate change. It is a call to action to save the planet before time runs out.

https://www.katherineboland.com.au/output-artafterfire

Q Pricing

$1800USD per 80x80cm (32x32 inches) print

Q Sizes

Custom sizes and price available on request.

Q Shipping

Shipping cost calculated on shipping from Australia.

Q Framing

Easier to send unframed, wrapped in acid free tissue paper and packed in a sturdy tube from Australia to anywhere in the world.

Q Printing

Piece will be printed on sale using archival pigment ink on 300gsm archival cotton rag paper.

Q Edition

Each print is available in a limited edition of 5

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