Justin McShane – five winters

$380.00 inc GST

Hard ground etching, aquatint, chine colle
Edition of 40
Image size: 40 x 54 cm
Paper size: 52 x 70 cm
PCA Print Commission 2008

For five years this plum tree stood outside the studio in Melbourne, a crumbling reminder of the issues of water and climate, An introduced species, it struggled through dry summers, then – once the leaves were gone – seemed brittle and strained, as though the sudden weight of some rain might cause it to dissolve into the ground.