I’ve been working on Plains of the earth since the summer of early 2015. Now it is finished! It’s another series of large coloured pencil drawings of the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains. Long days on the edge of the river gorge drawing, and weeks camping in the mountains reminded me of how essential National Parks are to our wellbeing. It is so important they remain protected from development, commercial exploitation, and destruction. One of the highest priorities of government must be the funding of the proper care and management of these lands and seas.
The gorge (No. 2)
Coloured pencil on paper
80 x 120 cm
I recorded a podcast recently with Sarah Miodzianowski who has a gem of a project going called Art Scoop Podcast, in which she explores Sydney’s Arts Culture, Exhibitions, Events and Artists while studying the Masters of Curation and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art and Design. Have a listen to it here https://omny.fm/shows/art-scoop/artist-conversation-warwick-baird/embed?style=artwork. More podcasts may be found on her site http://www.artscooppodcast.com/.