Dawn Whitten

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This series was inspired by the animal bones I found on a trip to Broken Hill – the paintings are about the leavings of life, those myriad, often microscopic bits of organic material that eventually merge with the soil to become the building blocks creating and sustaining new generations of life.

The series explores the idea of regeneration, and connection, with our human past and all the other life forms that share the environment with us. I paint out of my belief that we are not a lone species, with unlimited natural resources at our disposal, but an integral part of the ecosystem, ourselves merely one of the earth’s resources.

Originally from Boston, USA and currently living on the northern beaches of Sydney, I have a diploma of Fine Arts. I am currently working on my Art practise and running youth art classes  and workshops from my studio at the Underground ARTspace in Balgowlah.


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