Lyn Meade

Max Mueller’s burr daisy (Calotis pubescens)

fabric, beads, wire, embroidery thread

20 x 10.5 x 9 cm

Artist statement: I love Kosciuszko National Park. The region has unique native plant species that are greatly threatened by introduced species. The balance of the ecosystem of this area must be protected so future generations may also enjoy the variety of unique plants and animals supporting each other. It is important that politicians think and act to protect this magnificent environment. It’s hoped by drawing attention to the beautiful wildflowers of this region, such as the Max Muellers Burr Daisy, it will let others see the importance and urgency of protecting them from invasive species. They are all small and delicate but important in our world.