Burn  (2015)

This triptych speaks to differences between traditional and post-colonial views of Australia's perennial bushfires. Pre-colonisation, fire was seem as something that could be managed through periodic burnoff, necessary to promote new growth, and also useful for trapping animals for food. Later, with fixed buildings in the fire paths, fire would be seen as something to be avoided at all costs.

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John Webb: Burn (2015) Left panel

John Webb: Burn (2015) Centre panel

John Webb: Burn (2015) Right panel

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Burn (2015)
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Related works (Aboriginal and land use themes) are:
Big Red Hinterland (2007) large work

Ghan (2008) large work    
Baobab  (2015) triptych  


All works in the Triptych series are gouache / mixed media. Each triptych is a unique work

The dimensions of each image in this triptych are 12cm x 16cm (unframed) and  23cm x 28cm (framed)Although they are shown below closely juxtaposed, each is in a separate frame and so they may be hung with space between the images.

The triptychs may be purchased online for $AU 1,000. The purchase price includes all three images in the triptych and the frames (if requested).

John Webb: Burn (2015) framed triptych