Remnants investigates the nature and fragility of ecotones between bush, farm and garden landscapes. Detritus such as fencing wire, guttering, broken tools and furniture as well as selected items including native plants, weeds and garden fittings are manipulated and fashioned to form the main structures for installation pieces. The works evoke vulnerable relationships and tensions between human and natural systems. The technique of Kusomono or miniature gardening is employed within some of the installations creating a shift of scale between the viewer and the work while implying a fragile tenacity and endurance that can exist within ecotones. The works alert us to the delicate balance between survival and extinction within the biosphere.
Reclaim, 2021, Greenline pipe, joiners, garden fittings, galvanized trough, soil, native plants and weeds, 87 X 160 X 160
Abandoned, 2022, fencing wire, fence posts, dry grasses, 75 X 120 X 160
To Begin With, 2022, Greenline pipe, joiners, spades, tube stock eucalyptus trees, 70 X 400 X 400