Sculptor, Kon Heyer, 76 yo stands on a 700M yo glacier marked stone in winter in the Flinders Ranges, SA
Oil on Canvas, 180cm x 90cm
Last year during winter, Kon, myself and 2 other artists 4-wheel drove into the Flinders Ranges. There we sketched, loosely painted and photographed over a number of days. It was extremely cold most of the time even though it was sunny. On return to Adelaide, I decided to create a full-scale portrait of my good friend, Kon, based on his love of Outback Australia and with him being a sculptor he was thrilled that we discovered an incredible number of glaciated rocks, which on research was between 600 to 700 million years old. To me, this puts into perspective the age of our beautiful land and the changes that have occurred within it.
“Glaciers in the centre of Australia? Yes!”