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Woodbridge china

40cmx30cm acrylic on birch panel 2016 Private collection

Along this stretch of pebbly beach on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel at Woodbridge, Tasmania in Australia, fragments of china continually seep out of the clay bank and mix in with the pebbles and stones. They are remnants of refuse discarded by generations of colonists.

In the same area, where freshwater streams join the channel, hand tools left by spectacularly more generations of original inhabitants also lie among the pebbles and stones.

In the foreground you’ll find portraits of pieces of china which I picked up here, and which have stayed with the painting.