Where are you currently isolating?
I’m isolating in Glebe, Sydney’s inner west and my darkroom is downstairs in my apartment.
can you tell us your thoughts behind your current PROJECT titled ‘Serotiny’ and its relationship TO THE CATASTROPHIC BUSHFIRES IN AUSTRALIA?
Serotiny is the process of a seed bank-pod responding to an environmental trigger, releasing its seeds to ensure the species survival. The fauna native to Australia has adapted to the presence of fire over thousands of years.
My recent work explores my intimate relationship with, Lane Cove Valley National Park which burnt in November 2019.
I walked the valley once it was safe to return to and found a completely altered landscape. I returned multiple times to document the regeneration of the valley, focusing on the Banksia Serrata species and the process of serotiny.
Despite Australia having had its worst bushfires on record, this process of regeneration gives hope to our blackened landscape.