And Her Ghost May Be Heard
Inspired by the mysterious, random Min Min Lights that scare and follow travellers near the Winton-Boulia road in outback QLD. The ghost of Mary McKenzie, my Scottish great-grandmother, contemplates the billabong where gave birth to her first baby in 1881 while travelling alone with a bullock wagon to meet her husband in Boulia. Golden waves link Mary to the ephemeral light. Musical notes resonate Banjo Patterson’s ballad, Waltzing Matilda, 1896, while a galah and cockatoos screech across the Cawnpore Hills.
Julia Featherstone, And Her Ghost May Be Heard 2015. Diptych. Mixed media on board, 240 x 234cm.
Circles of Time
Atomic particles spin within humans, plants, animals, rocks and all matter in our universe. This painting imagines spinning atomic particles at twilight.
Julia Featherstone, Circles of Time, 2015. Acrylic on canvas.
Australia under flood in the future, if we fail to address the human causes of global warming that are causing rising acidification of oceans and rising sea levels.
Julia Featherstone, Australis 2050, 2012. Acrylic on copper plate. Photo.