Layers of Earth #2 - “Stratis Terrae” 

Sue Gilford

My creative endeavours are deeply entwined with my garden and the environment of South Gippsland.

I nurture and grow my gourds and embrace the potential of discarded timber, reclaimed wood and the natural elements of dried vines, boab nuts, seed pods etc.

My main artistic expression is pyrography (drawing with fire). I often incorporate intense patterns surrounding the landscape. I am always ‘looking at’ the mangroves and migratory birds of Nooramunga.

I hope, as I expand my techniques and repertoire, I can infuse into the work my profound reverence of the natural world and its remarkable wildlife.