Maria’s Garden, Back of House

Finalist, Lyn McCrae Memorial Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery 2018

maria's garden, back of house a4 copy

Maria and her husband constructed rooms under the house, the chook shed, an outside oven and climbing frames for the beans and other vegetables. Water was diverted from the roof into garbage bins and Maria uses a saucepan tied to a broom handle to distribute water to the plants. Surrounded by new development, Maria’s house and garden are unlikely  to survive the increasing pressure for higher density living.

Charcoal, pastel on Arches paper, 67 x 108cm