Medium: fencing wire, silvertop wallaby grass (j. pallida)
A mark or trace of something … My art practise has evolved into an exploration of tactile materiality of the landscape to explain or explore the Australian identity. The harshness of the recycled fencing wire found in the station country, having been used as a ‘Vermin Proof’ fence to contain and control animals across the continent references colonisation and the dispossession of the Indigenous culture from their lands. The delicate and finely shaped Silvertop wallaby grass (J.pallida) collected from this same landscape juxtaposes against the harshness of the wire. It endeavours to reveal a story of survival and adaptation and hope in the embrace of our collective future.