Mick Quilliam Homelands

1 AM 5538/08
Mick Quilliam Fire Sticks 2008
Natural ochre & pigment on canvas
1850 x 600mm

This Painting represents the traditional fire stick farming. After the burn, the grasstree flowers flourish. When they die and dry out, they are used to light the fires for the next season. Recent land management fires on the East Coast have promoted the flowering of hundreds of grasstree flower spikes. The seeds from these flower spikes then fall to the ground and the next generation of grasstree can flourish.

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