This week on Mixed Media Monday, Beth is our guest host, and she has chosen "heroes" as our challenge. With the terrible bush fires in Victoria two weeks ago, the real heroes of our times, the Aussie firies (firefighters) were the obvious choice for my piece. I wanted to pay tribute to these wonderful men and women who risk their lives to save others, property, bushland etc. Some of these firies lost their own properties, and in one tragic case his family, while out fighting the fires. I'd also like to honour the Canberra firefighter, David Balfour, who was repaying a debt of gratitude for the help we received during the Canberra fires, who was tragically killed by a burnt out tree which fell. Today is the National Day of Mourning, when we remember the 208 people lost in the fires, their families and friends and all those affected by the devastating fires. We are also remembering the wonderful work of the firies - our heroes, and the other emergency workers, volunteers etc. who were there to help.
My piece is done on a 5x7 inch or 12.7x17.8 cm canvas board. The background is painted in acrylic paints and the images are computer printed. The letters are chipboard.