'I see the seeds come from the sea' © M. Burton 2014
Silk cut linoleum print
I was recently immersed in the book 'The Fatal Shore' by Robert Hughes. With European settlement in Australia beginning on the high seas, it guarantees the onset of saltwater boils, scurvy and convict lashings as you turn each page. To this day, immigration to Australia proves to be a shady and complex issue. Whether people arrive as free settlers or flee from torture, we can't deny that boats have brought so many life journeys to our continent, and their stories have created the fabric of Australian society.