Destruction from another foreigner – Myrtle Rust!
by Graeme Walker
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm

Centre of painting: Example of what Myrtle Rust looks like and its deadly impact on our unique native flora. It is surrounded by plants that have died, with them being covered by the colours this disease looks like.

The grey background also represents Myrtle Rust from a microscopic point of view and developments from spores to above. The variety of leaves represent the various plants which have been impacted on and I replaced the grey background to blue sky that you can see through in the bush. This needs to be protected.