Ochre symbolizes country; it is quite literally of the earth. By using ochre in and on the surface of my photographs I am directly referencing the places I identify as home.
I am from New Zealand, but have lived in the remote West Kimberley region since 2011. This body of work is based on personal reflections of my outback home and country of origin. Environmental and emotional contrasts between these two homes are explored using a combination of digital and handmade drawing methods that incorporate natural materials, such as Kimberley and New Zealand ochre.
Development supported by Country Arts WA and Culture and the Arts WA.