Liss Fenwick

LAND

First Site gallery, Melbourne. March 14-25th, 2017. 

One evening on the marsh near my home in the Northern Territory, I was standing on top of my car photographing animal bones with a giant tripod, when a battered ute rolled in through the bush. 

A window wound down and a wiry man stared silently, cigarette in mouth. I tried to remember if he was a friend's dad from high school, but couldn't be sure. 

He eyeballed the scene awhile before drawling in a croaky monotone “you... must...really...like...bones”, staring with a blank expression and driving away, cigarette smouldering. 

Minutes later, the crackle of burning spear grass drew me to a fire spreading down the marsh track, and I wondered to myself aloud whether he set the grass alight on purpose or by mistake. 

 Humpty Doo has a way of making me paranoid like that. 

 

Termite swarm, Northern Territory 2016

Pigment print on cotton fibre paper, triptych, each panel 50x36cm

 

Monsoon, Northern Territory 2016

Pigment print on cotton fibre paper,  40x60cm

 

Bones, Northern Territory 2016

Triptych, 107x213cm, pigment prints on platine fibre paper

 

Dripping ember, Northern Territory 2016

Pigment Print on matte rag paper, 80 x 120cm

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