Dee Gill

'Profit & Loss', 2006.

Water colour, graphite on paper, labels, string.

38 x 223 cms

"The quickening signs of the travels of the prickly pear, the ubiquity of the English starling, the threatening disappearance of the Chestnut Quail Thrush, the Mossgiel Daisy and the Little Pied Bat belie the unqualified faith in the notion of 'Improvement' that accompanied the arrival here of the European.

In this drawing I attempt to reconcile the books in relation to this fragile landscape and going by these calculations the outlook doesn’t appear to look all that good."

- Dee Gill