Helen Ansell - 'Seroja' Fine Art Paper Giclee Print (han072)
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years.
30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
Cyclone Seroja hit Western Australia last year causing significant damage to critical infrastructure including roads, telecommunications and emergency services buildings. Several towns received damage including Kalbarri, Northampton, Mullewa, Yuna, Morawa, Mingenew, Three Springs, Carnamah and Perenjorie. Approximately 30,000 homes and businesses were without power, and communication systems were extensively damaged. The damaged network covered an area more than 700 km long and 150 km wide. Two of my friends took shelter under a mattress in the kitchen with their children as their roof blew off and they waited for the SES to arrive. It was actually a miracle no-one was killed!
One of the things that struck me when I first drove the road from Mullewa to Geraldton was seeing how every single tree for 100km had either blown over or had major branches snapped off. There were also rows of beautiful Acorn Banksias – still flowering – that were completely upside down! Hence the inspiration for this piece.
The Willy Wag Tail is often thought of in Aboriginal communities as a bad messenger “Djiti Djiti” (Devils Bird).