Mountain Pygmy Possum | SOLD


Mountain Pygmy-possums (Burramys parvus) sleep for seven months of the year. They live in boulderfields in alpine and subalpine Victorian and New South Wales, competing with us for our ski fields. In Autumn, Pygmy-possums gobble Bogong Moths, millipedes and Mountain Plum Pine seeds until they get round and fat; when the temperature falls, they tuck themselves under thick blankets of snow to hibernate.

The future of alpine critters is in our hands. Climate change is causing cold habitats to shrink, leaving dwindling populations stranded on their mountain-top homes, like islands in the sky.

This drawing was featured in the 2019 A4 Art Australia exhibition at Herring Island Gallery.

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Original graphite artwork on paper.

Size: A4 (21 x 29.7cm)