Samantha Hawker, Dieback 1, 2018, Inkjet Print, 75cm x 50cm
Samantha Hawkers displays the way the mass tree extinction is taking over the world. Death upon earth tree’s is creeping up without us realising, this may be caused by seasonal effects. This combination of photographs and videos shows us the a deeper more confronting look at the future of our earth. This is the second exhibit that Hawkers has displayed concerning modern environmental issues. The Dieback effect is when tree’s and woody plants start to die from the tip of the leaves or roots backwards, this can be caused by environmental stresses such as drought, heavy rain, disease and insects. Over 40% of Western Australias trees are prone to getting this disease and at the moment there is no known way to prevent this from happening as the disease can survive in roots and affect the tree’s at any time.