The rubbish tip is a mecca for ever-changing landscapes of the human kind. This series, created during an artist residency assisted by a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, venerates domestic waste to a grand visual spectacle of consumption.
Why?? Because every act of photography is an excursion in art and, sometimes, irony. These two things are especially inseparable in photographing nature: Landscape photography. An image of a mountain peak in New Zealand with a still frosty lake in front of it, or a desert in the Serengeti with a silhouette of a lone tree is nothing like being at that place and time. maybe it is closer to the opposite feeling, engendering a longing rather than a satiated desire of such an atmosphere and vista.
The motivation behind this series was to create a dialogue between what we see and the subject matter; majestic structures of waste infused with the romantic form of the landscape, with that gentle touch of human intervention.