Once Was a Field

A series of laser cut paintings that were  based on photographs of the western suburbs. The paintings are taken back to the sites of the original photographs. The photographs focussed on introduced species of garden plants, once popular and carefully shaped and cultivated.

 

Now these plants are left to grow rampantly on their own, in disused spaces. They are unruly testaments to the organic nature of the city, and a memorial to the generations of migrants who live here, who naturally cultivate their own way of life, despite governmental attempts, through policy, to modify behaviour and cultural practices.