drift; drifting, 2020
A series of cyanotype prints examine the subject of driftwood, washed up after recent storms and king tides on Umina Beach where I live and turned into beautifully imagined and delicately balanced transient structures along the length of the shoreline. I saw this as a poetic example of human engagement with the natural, the old and broken, and also the value of collective ideas and community interaction.
This work also examines the notion of drifting: allowing myself to be taken away on a thought or a kind of meditation in a natural place, which has the effect of grounding me and promoting internal balance. This notion of the balance between drifting and being present in a natural place is part of my broader research into, and development of, a slow art practice.