THE CROSSING (2019)
Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.
This work began with a nine-day road trip across the Nullarbor. Before leaving Sydney, I made a device to attach to the roof racks of the car that would record colour data every 60 seconds along the way. Capturing the colours was ‘blind process.’ I didn’t see what was being recorded until I got back home.
Back in Sydney I translated the data into actual colours and made nine images, one for each day. Each image is comprised of vector paths arranged in concentric circles, a bit like the growth rings of a tree. The final prints have very fine detail and are ‘trippy’ in that they sometimes seem to produce the illusion of movement. For me, the images retain something of the mesmerising tunnelling effect experienced travelling by car through the arid interior of the country.
The nine prints are: Sydney to Taree, Taree to Dubbo, Dubbo to Silverton, Silverton to Melrose, Melrose to Fowlers Bay, Fowlers Bay to Mundrabilla, Mundrabilla to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie to Lake Ballard, Lake Ballard to Perth.