"As the Blue Mountains survived fire and recorded rains in recent years, the pink flannel flower emerged. Sightings are usually rare as they require first a bushfire, and then good rains in the spring. Their seeds can lie dormant for many years, emerging as a breath of hope and beauty after hardship."

After originally working as a studio potter, Pam de Groot has now worked in the field of fibre and textile art for almost 21 years, most recently in sculpture. She pushes the boundaries of what is possible within felt-making, reaching innovations in this field of textiles.

Out of the Ashes, 2021
Sterling silver, bronze, brass, rutiled quartz, wood, wool felt, rubber thread, waxed linen thread, horsehair

Image top: Pam de Groot, Out of the Ashes, (detail), 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist