Chasing Moths and Brighter Days (2023)
Already at threat from climate change, loss of habitat, and predation, the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) now faces another emerging threat – the decline of its main food source, the Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa). The relationship between the mountain pygmy possum and the migratory Bogong moth symbolises a delicate balance that has been ravaged by a raft of recent natural and human-induced stresses. Yet fossil records show that in the distant past, mountain pygmy possums occupied a much wider habitat range, including temperate lowland forests. So while the little mountain pygmy possum depicted here remains confined to its granite boulder home in the high country, targeted schemes such as translocation projects offer a glimpse of hope for brighter days ahead for these beautiful creatures.
This is a limited edition (a series of 10) of original prints created on Stonehenge paper, 38 x 55 cm, unframed. The print itself is 27 x 39 cm and is created by layering monotype and linocut prints. The edition numbers you see here are not necessarily the artwork available. As monotypes are one-of-a-kind, the sky patterns are slightly different in each print of the edition.