The recording of place by collecting windfall from the surrounding plants and using them to make images on fabric helps me make sense of where I belong, and of the stories that are part of that. The images that I record are not an obvious reproduction of the visual aspects that you see, they record the essence of what has happened there, both in the now and the history of the place. Introduced species, unwanted weeds and the native flora, it documents what was in abundance, the season, the weather, the pollution, the shapes of the plants.
When you close your eyes in a place, you don’t see what is there anymore, you see what is in the minds eye, the images I make are like that, they are the memory of the place. I take the chemical compounds and plant shapes and eco dye that onto the fabric to record and document ‘place and time’.