This not a traditional element but I feel it is something which is essential to any appreciation of our earth.
Life is such an amazing thing and I have chosen to represent this as an uncurling green shoot coming from a black earth and having black leaves. This is a common symbol in a lot od New Zealand art
This sort of reflects the epicormic growth on the sides of the gum trees after the fires and odd green shoots poking through the layers of ash.
I love the fact that life is so resilient�. I am not sure about human kind and if this global warming continues there are definitely challenges ahead�. However I feel some form of life will keep struggling on!