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 irony. These two things are especially inseparable in photographing nature, as in, 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 the feeling of being at that place and time. Perhaps it is the opposite, engendering a longing rather than a satiated desire in the experience 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.