My work is about the interaction between mind and landscape, with a distinctly Australian apprehension of what the landscape means. Memory, imagination, environmental forebodings, and mythical perceptions and artistic traditions from both European and Aboriginal cultures all contribute.
Working in photo media gives that particular quality of image reality; subsequent post production work enables a direct interface between reality and imagination, a way to actualize metaphor.
In the Dryad collection, the form of each tree is unchanged; these trees are as found in the bush. By subtracting the surrounding tangle of undergrowth I can show each tree as I perceive it, or as it reveals itself in my mind. Each one has its own persona: the bride, the sleeper, the expression of anguish ...... the body language of trees.