Elisa Jane Carmichael
Can we see the rock pools you saw? (Painting), 2018
Synthetic polymer on canvas, 118 x 210cm
Photo: Louis Lim
When I walk by the sea and see the natural vessels formed in the rocks holding bodies of water and life I wonder how long these rock pools have been here for and how many tides have washed in and out. I think about how these rock pools hold stories and memories and wonder if I am looking into the same water vessels as our ancestors. The painting has been formed tracing the weave.