Touching Nature uses digital techniques to alter photographic landscapes and change viewers’ interpretations of how we see the world around us; pulling out its inherent abstraction and its mystery and laying it bare for all to experience.
The works have been inspired by the unpredictability of natural events and how we, as humans, react to them.
The original images used to create these artworks have been taken over a period of years, yet for me as an a artist the meaning of them has been altered dramatically the fires that swept through the Blue Mountains in 2013.
These fires have had a profound (if in many ways fleeting) impact on my treasured local landscape, and those who live in and around it.
My vision of my world has been changed and deepened.
Suddenly I have been made even more aware of the paradoxical fragility and endurance of Nature.
Such is the amazing resilience of the Australian bush – fire and water tear it apart, and then rebuild it.
This is its age old cycle and humans are the interlopers.