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Venice Rish

St Catherine’s School

Artwork title
Through fire
HSC year
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

I explore the rebirth of nature’s textures transformed by heat – a kiln, a backyard fire – to highlight internal tensions. My bush childhood gave me companionship and a realisation of interdependence within the natural world. Sepia ink evokes mystery and memory. Assembled, recycled leaves, grass, twigs and earth (re)present the beauty of even the burnt, cast-off detritus of nature.