Artist

Noel Hart Habatat

It’s always great when somebody who is initially a collector of an artists work becomes a friend.  One such friendship I’d like to recall began about 20 years ago when a visitor to the glass studio bought a few pieces of my work.  While engaging with this stranger, it became apparent that we had a .....

It’s always great when somebody who is initially a collector of an artists work becomes a friend.  One such friendship I’d like to recall began about 20 years ago when a visitor to the glass studio bought a few pieces of my work.  While engaging with this stranger, it became apparent that we had a few things in common based around our interests in ecology and art.

Over the years we became closer as he on occasions would visit and acquire further work.  Around 10 years ago my friend bought a rural property and commissioned a large painting based around some concepts I was working with at the time, but to also include some specific factors regarding this magnificent property be was regenerating and building a new home on.

Recently bushfires have enveloped large areas of Australia.  My wife and I live in the bush and we were within a bushfire affected area, but were lucky to have not had any of our property damaged.

My friend was not so lucky. His house was destroyed, along with his art collection.  Going through the ashes he was finding shards of melted glass which were remnants of my pieces, sending me photos as he was finding them.  The affect was visceral.  I asked if he could gather what he could find, which he did.  I intend to create something with these bits.  But the house will never be rebuilt.

Noel Hart 2020.

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