ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN ASH SERIES
After visiting the Murrindindi Region of Victoria, I was intrigued by the landscape, in particular, the breath-taking Mountain Ash forests that were devastated by bushfires but are now in a state of regeneration.
Rich in texture and detail, these limited-edition photographic works capture the distinct hatched patterns created by thousands of extremely tall, bare, Mountain Ash trees around Marysville.
Each photograph explores the forest at different times, creating various interpretations of the multi-layered, textural patterns in these hauntingly beautiful and mystical landscapes.
The photographic artworks have monochromatic colour palettes ranging from neutral soft greys, deep blues and blacks to warm, earthy tones.
Artworks in portrait and landscape orientations provide interior styling options for statement pieces, pairs or collections in homes and commercial projects.
I hope to encourage you to discover the detail and see the beauty in this magnificent landscape with these works.
My Mountain Ash series celebrates the majesty of the forest, created by devastation and regeneration, but still standing tall.
The Mountain Ash–Standing Tall solo exhibition was recently shown at MIRA (Marysville Information and Regional Artspace) and at Saladin Lodge, Narbethong.
"It spoke to me … art is so subjective and often it just evokes a feeling. I love the subtlety in colour contrast, the depth of colour itself and that it looks so tactile. To me it’s reminiscent of a Japanese textile." – Pip, Collector
Finalist – SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Awards (SEPA) 2021
Two silver and four bronze awards – Epson International Pano Awards 2021
Eight Honorable Mentions – International Photography Awards (IPA) 2021
Top 10 in the Art category and Top 20 in the Landscape category – Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Awards 2021
Top 20 in the Places category – Mono Awards
Shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 163, based in the United Kingdom