In Solarized the image appears to vibrate and these vibrations are unsettling and suggest the transference of energy from the sun through the solar panels used to power the water pump. It signifies change, in the way that the pastoralists manage their water supplies for their livestock, and how they have changed their pastoral methods towards greater land management sustainability. The fence line in the foreground runs into a corner where a gate is closed. This exclusionary marker creates a sense of division between the outsider or viewer, and the objects within the confines of the fenceline.
This work investigates the significance of place and place-identity, focusing on Pilbara landscapes that have been altered by European post-colonial pastoralism and human-induced climate change. Ephemeral and permanent marks are made on the landscape through the introduction of machinery and introduced animal species, impacting on the regional biophilia. Through the use of a medium format film camera, overexposures and multiple exposures create a sense of uneasiness in the depictions of place that suggest a landscape pushed to its limits and imploding under the weight of human intervention.