Every year literally billions of locust nymphs hatch and grow to a centimetre
or so, living short lives feeding birds and lizards. Every 7 to 12 years,
some inexplicable combination of climate, food supply and survival pressure
causes these innocuous little grashoppers to grow into 4 and 5 centimetre
locusts swarming in their billions across the land. One of the camouflage
series this painting was inspired by a visit to the Flinders Ranges and completed
in the window of the Collins St. office of Qantas for Australia Day 1994.
Acrylics on stretched canvas 36”x48”, POA.