Après l’incendie

Geokult Travel

Text: Garry Benson
Images: © Brunos Art

Hidden in a small village in Marysville Victoria, southeastern Australia, was a magical world where sculptor Bruno Torfs for over 25 years had combined the beauty of his magnificent ceramic sculptures with the beauty of nature around him.

Unfortunately on the 7th of February 2009, a bushfire raged through the township, decimating everything in its path without mercy and claimed the lives of his friends and neighbours indiscriminately. Bruno was extremely lucky to survive and the rest of the family are safe and well. Bruno’s home and art gallery were unfortunately completely destroyed in the blaze.

Before I tell the result of that tragic fire, let’s look at Bruno’s art as it was…

As Bruno writes on his website: ‘after the fires swept through the town of Marysville…’

In February 2009, Bruno and the rest of the townsfolk were shut out of the…

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