"The glorious gift to age and greet another day". What a beautiful sentence shared by a lovely lady as a comment on one of my recent Instagram posts. I spoke about witnessing my body change with scars from experience and surgeries and how I feel about watching my beautiful body change and age as time passes; and how this revealed itself to me through listening to one of my photographs from Antarctica. It seemed that..
I am so excited at the privilege to have been selected and invited to attend the Sapmi Arctic Residency in Northern Norway in March/April 2018.
I have been exploring my connection with both the Arctic and Antarctic regions and expressing that through my photographs, videos and books; so this residency is another wonderful opportunity to continue with this exploration.
The residency is in a wild and feral island where I will be staying in a farm house with a small group of artists for 3 weeks. I feel that I not only have an opportunity to gain a great deal personally through the experience; but my presence, resultant work and continued collaborations and relationships with the community, artists and La Wayaka Current organisation - will be so enriching and valuable.
I am soooo excited!!
Pop here to see the residency details.
Sometimes the narrative is necessary - as I have done on many of my journeys around the world; collating a visual diary; telling a visual story....but there are other ways to see and feel the world; and for me exploring beyond the narrative is where I dive
In the artwork above I have made a sky of clouds; (all images taken on one two hour flight from Brisbane to Melbourne).... where .."the waters of the sea become vapour and rise and come together in cloud..."
Far in the distance - right at the middle background is a beautiful bright light cloud.
It may be hard to see in such a low resolution... but when I discovered it, I could see myself walking along a cloudy pathway - taking different directions;
James met me at the sandy beach and took me to Talau House which was to be my home with 6 other guests for the next 10 days or so. I was greeted by Theresa and was adorned with a frangapani and bouganvillia lei
When I took these aerial images at Karijini, I could play with the perspective of them in my mind... and could convince myself easily they were both images of the landscape taken from a plane.... or either a macro lens.