Mount Ainslie puddle, October 2022
Mixed media on canvas
122cm x 92cm x 2cm
For a longtime Mt Ainslie was my local. The view from the summit is well known to Canberrans, as is the view of the War Memorial at the base of the Mountain, from Anzac Parade. But it’s the foothills which resonate most for me.
As a teen I would sometimes choose this less than direct route to ride my bike to and from Downer to Campbell High. In my early 20’s dog walks around this area became a daily ritual.
On this day, after weeks of rain, areas of the track were both unrecognisable and unpassable, as large dam like puddles had formed in low lying points along the track.