North Queensland rainforests are a continually changing ecology. The wet season brings the forests to life with extreme rainfall, some experience over two metres of rain.
The inspiration comes from the Licuala boardwalk in the Tam O’Shanter state forest at Mission Beach. The name Tam’Shanter comes from the ship of the same name that in 1848 landed the explorer, Edmund Kennedy at Mission Beach. From here, he started his ill-fated journey to Cardwell and Cape York.
There are a number of trees in the area that still bear his mark on them.
This rainforest scene was made from a handmade copper etching personally signed by the artist in a limited edition of 4 copies.