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Joshua Yeldham

Bay of sorrow – Hawkesbury River
acrylic on hand-carved linen paper
209 x 208.5 cm
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I paint in my tinny. I carve with a belt sander the tides of the Hawkesbury and eat away like a termite into the raw linen, lifting pulp between the eucalypts. Near me is a midden of oysters thousands of years old in this bay that feels so empty.

Joshua Yeldham, 2018