Liss Fenwick

LAND

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


Last year I was photographing a pile of animal bones down a boggy marsh track near my hometown in rural Northern Territory. I was standing on top of my car with a tripod at full extension, when a battered ute rolled up. A wiry man wound down the dusty window and stared, cigarette in mouth. He eyeballed the scene awhile before drawling “you... must...really...like...bones”, staring a bit more with a blank expression and driving away, cigarette hanging limply. Minutes later, the crackle of burning spear grass alerted me to a fire spreading down the exit track he'd just driven down. A Humpty Doo hello. 

 

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

 

Boneyard, Northern Territory 2016

Triptych, 107x213cm, pigment prints on platine fibre paper

 

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