Third Prize 1
      Juror's Comment
      Absolutely loved this piece! Great presentation in this canvas box.

    • Title:
      Hoop Pine
    • Artist: Celeste Brignac
    • From: Cotton Tree, QLD Austrailia
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    Artist Statement

    We all have skin. It not only protects us, it bears the scars from the bumps in our lives and eventually shows our age. The hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) is a remarkable conifer. The bark beautifully splits horizontally at regular intervals into rings or hoops, telling us a story of its life and growth in the Jimna State Forest in Queensland, Australia.