ONE HUNDRED DAYS AROUND AUSTRALIA 2003

“The journey of One Hundred Days around Australia documents my re-examination of compelling sites such as Lake Mungo, the Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre and the Kimberley. I recorded my travels with one collage for each day and the resulting work forms a visual diary of my journey.” 

 

Outback travel in Australia has been a passion of mine for many years, a powerful force influencing the development and content of my work. Contrasting landscapes, such as desert regions and the coastline, each presented individual and stimulating visual experiences, yet all featured wide horizons together with an astonishing feeling of space and light.

 

The journey of One Hundred Days around Australia documents my re-examination of compelling sites such as Lake Mungo, the Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre and the Kimberley. I recorded my travels with one collage for each day and the resulting work forms a visual diary of my journey.

 

In these journey observations I explore the way in which the structures in nature and art can embody and transmit information concerning the character and spirit of the land.

 

Every day one is aware of the spiritual and poetic forces that govern patterns and rhythms of nature, making us conscious of how care must be taken not to interfere with the character of the environment.

The numbers on the artworks indicate the campsite numbers shown on the map below and the red line indicates the route taken over the 100 days.