In December 2019 and January 2020, the colour red was everywhere – with rolling bushfire coverage we were seeing red, literally, constantly. With mounting anger and resentment at the lack of action and leadership as the country burned, we were seeing red metaphorically too.

Rush, 2020, Embroidery floss on paper

It was in a flash of rage at the outright futility of the situation that this pattern came to me. Sweeping red across the white space, meticulously placed yet emotionally charged. I had to capture it immediately. Though I prefer to use a more neutral palette, this colour choice was deliberate to connect the piece to the emotion that inspired it.