Technology continues to provide solutions, data support, ideas, and efficiencies as we leave the old methods behind and take on the advantages of the digital age. Where once the farmer recorded the bare minimum of his day in diary form and tracked cattle numbers in his trusty notebook, he now has satellite images, cattle productivity graphs and climate research at his fingertips. Phone dependent grass managers, satellite viewers, app readers…. meet the farmers of the Anthropocene Epoch.
Grimes has lived in the Western Downs for over 25 years. During that time, she has become more and more interested in telling the local stories of her backyard in acrylics, mixed media and pen and wash.