This an image of Break (1984), in the collection of Parliament House, Canberra, one of many painted depictions by Mandy Martin from around that time, of massive industrial forms (Yallourn Power Station; Port Kembla, Outer Harbour; E.Z. Works) amid the natural environment.
When Martin's Red Ochre Cove (1988) was chosen as the image of influence for the Main Committee Room of the Australian Parliament, Canberra, it seemed to this regarder a curious choice.
Now, as the Abbott government prepares to remove the so-called carbon tax, and today as the massive coal miner Clive Palmer declares his PUP will vote in the Senate against the Abbott Government's 'Direct Action' plan (the so-called carbon reduction alternative), that image in that place appears timely right.
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