Sara Bowen

In 2017 a bushfire burned through the undergrowth in the rainforest that borders our property in Coffs Harbour. The undergrowth was lush, but it was also damp, so the fire moved slowly. We spent the weekend worrying about whether the fire would cross the dirt access track, but we were lucky. The fire burned out the leaves, twigs and dirt I had used to make the collagraph print that forms the basis of this book, so in a localised sense, the book represents a place that is no longer there. But in a larger sense, it speaks of the carelessness which robs people of their homes and lives.

Canson papers, Somerset paper, match, strike paper, oil-based etching ink