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
The epic saga of internal and external forces…
The autonomy of rain that fills the atmosphere with an aroma of cleansing as it hits the mountain peaks. Then flowing down the stream to a birthing place which creates a centralised vibration within, helping the soul of the mountain to define new pathways that may be identified. Once the stream reaches the roots; the water from the rain then connects deeper into the earth as the dry land quenches its thirst.
Visual Information @ Time of Creation
The contemporary artwork is a layered narrative reflecting Amamoor State Forest’s natural environment. Amamoor State Forest is situated in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia. On Sunday morning 20th April 2014 I was continually photographing my response to beauty that surrounded me. In December 2014 post production commenced and three digital montages became Lot 3 in the PLACE identity Series, emulating a magnificent stroll as I was in awe of Amamoor Creek within the subtropical vegetation.
Found Quote @ Time of Completion
Lao Tzu once said, “Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”