From the Ashes

Kathaleen Bartha

Mixed Media on Canvas

1220 x 300 


"In 2015 I had a major studio fire in Wakapuaka.  Forty years of art making was diminished to ash.  I kept a pail of ashes knowing that one day I would use the ash as a pigment for my work.
'From the Ashes' is a series of works that I have created over the years to realise the importance of the Letting Go process.
Fire and Ash reoccur in my work although, seemingly dark, the experience in itself was liberating".