Installation at the Coal Loader, Waverton, NSW
images by André Fleurieu
3 Jarrah timber display cabinets, hand made paper, natural pigment, paper and coal casting, relief and digital print.
My art seeks to connect with the geological landscape by using collected charcoal and ochre pigments. It explores the idea of fissure and is done on similar size paper that simulates the same process of turning a page in a book.
The casted water bottles refers to the leakages happening affecting some waterways. They are presented as specimens in cabinets as precious references we should not forget and saved as memory for future generations.
The work “fissures”relates to the marks left in the landscape, the black coal against the white alluding to areas that should be preserved and our invasive imprint in the landscape, the ochre referencing the early connection of the landscape with aborigines and the juxtapositions with our disregard for it.