From Ireland to Bondoola my family came; the Jones's, the Davis's. the Elton's. They toiled these rich red volcaniv soils, remnants of the Trachyte Plugs of Capricorn: A landscape of pristine blue skies & sunsets with ever-changing colours fetched by sweltering humid summers. 130 years have passed & from my home, once theirs, I cast my gaze over my studiotoward these lands of my youth & hear a farmer's daughter recall memories sodden richly with aromas of freshly cultivated soil, speckled with droplets of life-giving water, sourced by the incessant thumping of 'the Lister' drawing waters deep from the artesian basin, slowly filtered from the beginnings of the Trachyte plugs of Capricorn... 'this vista forms my identity and is etched to my soul'.
Gawula – Cycle of Creation / 2014
'Gai-I a traditional meeting place interlaced with threads of ancient stories'. A remnant of an ancient landscape created by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago and completed by continuing erosion. Time has revealed a landscape which began in the Palaeozoic Period as plugs of the vents of volcanos, finally exposed, this trachyte plug predominately overlooks the landscape of Capricorn Coast, and today is known as GAI-I.