about the portfolio

Sacred Centre, 2009

Sacred Centre, 2009

Welcome to my online visual art folio, representing work I have done in photomedia and photography, assemblage and installation over the last several years. I will be publishing and archiving my work on this blog into the future.

My portfolio is posted to the Home page as work is completed, you can find portfolio categories in the drop down list, or link to my portfolio images on Flickr at right.

This website shows work since 2002. For previous work please see my archive.

In my other life I work in higher education as an educational designer and researcher. Go to these links to find out about my university work, and my PhD work.

artist statement

For several years, I have been exploring the landscape as a metaphor for human relationship to environment, culture and heritage.

I propose that seeking the idyllic equates to the search for a spiritual relationship to land, and that in the context of a culture whose edifices and lifestyles serve generally to alienate its residents from the ‘natural’ in their environment, we experience an intrinsic and chronic hunger for the kind of archetypal and meaningful experience of nature and place that we see expressed by indigenous cultures.

Each of us has our own ‘sacred sites’ – those places that are embedded in our lives, and associated with a sense of rapture, of connection to a realm beyond the mundane.

Sources for my work include mythological and religious texts, documents and literature of early Australian settlement, the landscape and textures of Australia (and beyond), particularly the Royal National Park where l live.