Residuum from The Ashes
Collection of Works
The intensity of the 2019–20 bushfires reduced both natural and constructed forms to their basic states. BBQ gas bottles melted into silver rivulets along the ground and corrugated roofing iron became ribbons coiled into the air. My intent in my body of work was to recontextualise our understanding of the landscape, exploring how these fires destabilised the relationship between built environment and forest. My work represents the transgression of materials found within the burnt bush in a synergy of the artificial and the natural, incorporating building materials fused with organic materials such as paper, and burnt found objects.