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.
Dripping ember, Northern Territory 2016
Pigment Print on matte rag paper, 80 x 120cm