Lorraine Gill Galleries - The Australian Series

Earth Mother

In the Outback the land regularly needs fire to regenerate its fertility. Some seeds of certain trees will not regenerate unless they have been “torched”. I was fortunate to be on a settlement when it was decided to burn off various portions of land. The land itself lives and breathes, and after the burning the scorched areas of the earth were like giant scars. In the painting the earth is represented by the female figure. Her central womb, pinpointed by red, symbolises the nascent activity of the next cycle. The purple scars revolve around the feminine image making a cycle of time.
 

Earth Mother