A Sense of Place – 2018
A series of thirty small pencil drawings on paper (6×6.5cm), of the shearing sheds and environs at three shearing sheds near Blackall Queensland. The drawings are installed in artist-made Perspex boxes (14 x21.5 x3cm) each with a found object collected on-site in winter 2014. Created in conjunction with the 2017 painting series “West of the Barcoo” .
Thoughts : History found, gathered and recorded. Artwork that places the artist on-site. About recognising the multiple occupants of a site – those who came before and those treading that path now. About how a viewfinder crops the experience of the great outdoors into neat, manageable shapes, when in reality it’s anything but. How selecting from that 3D experience, translating it into a designed matrix, both implies magnitude of the site, and distills it.