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Mangroves are an important part of the matrix which binds the edges of our coastal regions together, preventing them from spilling into the rising ocean. In times of global warming and rising sea levels they become even more crucial.
My recent work explores the fragile beauty of coastal mangrove areas. These areas have included the Westernport Bay area of Victoria and Cape Tribulation on the Daintree coast of Queensland. Current projects include mangrove regions along the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
The Fragile Edge was made after a trip to the Cape Tribulation. The work explores the use of shadow, fragmentation and collage as a means to underline the significance and fragile beauty of mangroves in the coastal landscape.
The work stretches the boundaries of conventional print making by using light and space to bring life to the work.
Fragments of relief printing on paper are mounted on tulle and hung away from the wall. The work is lit to create shadows or a “ghost image” on the wall behind.