Violet Crumble, Wallaby Rocks, Sofala, NSW, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 x 100 cm.
This wall of rock at Sofala, in the Central NSW Tablelands, has a distinctive honeycomb weathering. Its surreal afternoon shadows conjured up thoughts of a Hoadley’s Violet Crumble bar that I ate as a child. Being one of Australia’s oldest confectionaries, over 100 years, this chocolate- coated honeycomb is part of our Australian ‘landscape’. I painted Wallaby Rocks as a gigantic Violet Crumble – a sweet taste of Nature.
At a height of 2 metres Violet Crumble presents an imposing cliff face of colourful rock.