PLACE identity Series
Land Acknowledgement @ Time of Custodian
‘In the spirit of reconciliation the PLACE identity Series acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.’
Place Statement @ Time of Conception
Is a contemporary visual approach to digitally photographing and montaging the landscape to express the psychological space within a designated place of identity. I continually aim to acknowledge and understand the land we are upon and my personal response of the stimuli that surrounds me with each step taken.
Personal Narrative @ Time of Capture
Seeds grow through the eye of the storm…
Empty moments can test the seeds that have been planted and whilst the darkness may seem internal the spirit of the seed has strength to find the light to prepare for a new chapter.
Receiving the various conditions when the storm arrives, can leave the seed drown, full of weight and wondering if it’s possible to survive. As the water evaporates and the sun appears and warms the spirit of the seed, the balance is restored which enables the next stage of growth.
Visual Information @ Time of Creation
The contemporary artwork is a layered narrative reflecting Mount Coot-tha’s natural environment. Mount coot-tha is situated in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, being the eastern end of the Taylor Range and the source to Ithaca Creek. On Sunday 1st February 2015 I climbed the mountain and explored the waterfall continually photographing my response to nature’s language. In January 2016 post production commenced and two digital montages became Lot 10 in the PLACE identity Series, ruminating about the history of many visits to the local mountain that resides near me.
Found Quote @ Time of Completion
Dr Seuss wrote, sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.