Artist based in Queensland, Australia
100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘ Paradise Lost ‘
Size: W 30.5 cm x 42cm | Medium: black ampersand scraper board and scraped the surface with a scalpel blade to create the image.
“During the devastating bushfires much of the bush and its wildlife was destroyed. The loss of koalas and their habitat was heartbreaking to see and hear about. It was a very emotional time and I wanted to capture that emotion and sadness the only way I know how. I decided to do a stark, graphic black and white rendition of a koala set against a leafless forest of trees. My final touch to convey the sadness, the pain and loss of life and habitat is a single red tear drop.” Sam Pennisi