2019 Finalists

Katrin KOENNING

Artist statement: Australia counts among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Increasingly extreme weather conditions are impacting destructively on environment and community.

During the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires significant damage was caused at Lake Mountain, changing it forever. Continuing my engagement with ecological imaginaries, this triptych is part of a decade-long, site-specific work with a forest re-growing from injury, a mountain who owns my heart, and climate change. Lake Mountain is a work of love and return, in dialogue with a wounded living world. It is a work about Earth in trauma – fighting, pleading we change our violent ways.

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Katrin KOENNING
Three  2018
from the series Lake Mountain
pigment ink-jet prints
80.0 x 100.0 (each)
courtesy of the artist and Reading Room (Melbourne)

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