"Later generations, with the benefit of hindsight, easily spurn the significance of their predecessors' activities and lament the consequences" (William J Lines, Taming the Great South Land, 1991).
The dead tree, which is central to the piece, connects - through its root system - fragmented images of native bush with images of contemporary commodities, drawing a link between the many texts which describe the heroic pioneering of the land and environmental texts condemning these practices.
How will future generations view our current lifestyles, in which the commodities we use and readily discard mark our identity, yet have as destructive yet overlooked impact on the natural environment as the unsustainable practices of our predecessors?
Cloth, thread, paper, and pen.
22 x 32cm