old man banksia
2017, watercolour on paper
63 x 45 cm
Collected 1770: Botany Bay
Collected 2017: South Golden Beach
One of Australia’s most distinctive and iconic genera, Banksia was named after Joseph Banks by Swedish naturalist and taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus the Younger.
The artist has taken an innovative and contemporary approach in this high impact work, depicting a single cone at an expanded, heroic scale.
Fire triggers the release of stored seeds.
© 2020 Botanical Artists’ Society Queensland