THE CROSSING (2019)
Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.
This work began on a nine day journey from Sydney to Perth; driving from dawn to dusk and sleeping out under the stars most nights. Before leaving Sydney, I attached a home-made camera to the roof racks 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 till much later.
Back in Sydney I translated the numerical 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, they retain something of the mesmerising tunnelling effect experienced travelling by car through the interior of this ancient 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.