Lena, age 11 (Brisbane), Mini World: I have been in nature more.
One of the main things that is different now and during COVID-19 lockdown is that people notice and appreciated nature more. During lockdown I went on lots of walks and bike rides. I went for walks in Toohey Forest and collected leaf and bark samples to use as texture in my paintings and other artworks. That is the main idea, but there are some things incorporated into it that represent different things such as the rocks and the bubbles at the end of the waterfall. The rocks lining the path represent a day each. Each rock is a slightly different size, colour or shape, but all look roughly the same. All the days were slightly different because we would go on a bike ride or walk, but we had the same routine. The bubbles at the end of the waterfall represent people washing their hands more and being more aware of germs. I made my artwork out of plasticine.
Courtesy the artist and Gallery of Children’s Art (GoCA).