Big week, our kids came home from Uni in Melbourne and we spent most of the week travelling the State, from our home in the Central North, down to Hobart, back again and out along the North West Coast to takayna and finally Cradle Mountain.
Is it really possible go somewhere, to experience a place and leave know trace?
Leave No Trace is a principle of responsible interaction with the environment which many conservation minded groups advocate for, but in practice both at a physical level, and more profoundly at what you might call a spiritual or metaphysical level we can't help but leave a trace of ourselves and our experiences in the landscape/environment/Places we go, and we should be conscious of that. Science understands that simply by observing we change that which is being observed, to think differently is ignorance.
Nolan Art is celebrating Dark Mofo with a show called XX about the experience of being a woman. Opening on Friday June 8th at 6pm, the exhibition is being curated by Yilian Basser and has sculptural and 2 dimensional work from artists living as women in the days of President Trump.
I submitted an image inspired by thinking about transition points in my life and the path that brought me to this point. I reflected on points at which my experience could have been very different, each a crossroad where I sometimes actively, sometimes unconsciously made a choice. As I created images I also realised there were points at which I made active choices but I didn't recognise all the choices available to me, I think social conditioning played a part in this.
These images are autobiographical and I see further exploration ahead for this concept.
Further images from this concept
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born