Landmark, 1996 - 2012

Landmark is a bridge between memories of the landscape in my homeland, Australia and the flatlands of Alberta. I retain strong memories of growing up in close proximity to the seashore where I was aware of the ebb and surge of tides and tidal pools. At the time I created this work I was able to observe growing, harvesting and storage of hay bales in the surrounding fields. Metaphorically, Landmark is an organic wall constructed as a barrier against the advancing cold and isolation of prairie winters, protecting the continuance of life.

Mixed media installation: variety of shrubs and trees growing around my house and the surrounding land
Dimension: 5 x 42 x 3 feet

 
 
 
 

photo: Mark Freeman
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