This is the completed handcoloured linocut – ‘Regeneration’ – Waratahs – linocut.
I have called it “Regeneration”. After the destruction that occurs in bushfires the waratah ‘regenerates’ from a ‘lignotuber’ which is a type of starchy or woody swelling found partly or fully on underground stems – like a life support system.
In this print the outside leaves that are destroyed regenerate into the magnificent waratah flowers of the central panel. Thus after destruction and when there seems to be no hope of regeneration something found below the surface holds the key for rebirth.
The final number for this Edition is only 5. This is a very small edition and reflects the amount of work within this design and as such the price will also be higher as only 5 plus 2 Artist Proofs will exist of this design.