Beneath the Snow of Kunama Namadgi (2023)
High up in Ngarigu country, on the rocky slopes of Kunama Namadgi (meaning ‘snow’ and ‘mountain’, also known as Mt Kosciuszko), lives the mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). For up to seven months each year, small colonies of the critically endangered marsupial hibernate under snow covered boulder fields and rock screes, living off fat stores and a cache of seeds and berries collected during the short summer season. Yet above and around the hidden possum colonies, we build roads, alter waterways, allow feral animals and plants to thrive, and utilise their homes as our winter and summer playgrounds. Beneath the snow and boulders, the mountain pygmy possum is a silent reminder of the fragile interwoven natural and cultural ecosystems of Australia’s high country.
This limited edition (series of 20) of original solar plate etchings is created on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, 19 x 27 cm, unframed. The print itself is 15 x 21 cm. The edition number you see here is not necessarily the artwork available.