Greatly influenced by the Land Art movement of the 60s, particularly Robert Smithson, who wrote about ”abstract geology”.
“Ones mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing”.
My ancestors (only recently discovered in Australia) worked on the land as farmers in both England, the fenlands of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, and after emigrating, Australia. Working closely in the extreme harshness of the Australian landscape, they must have understood its geology in an intimate nature.
‘Family Geology’ is a homage to their courage and tenacity in searching for a better life and committing to the struggle that was the result of their search.
Papers for these books were created using kozo growing in my landscape and water plants from the fenlands, natural pigments suggest the harshness of the Australian outback.
|The Stratification of Sarah|
|Sarah's Prayers||Annie's Story||Will's Story||William's Story|