This work was created in a forest area grown for commercial timber use. The specific area was a 4WD trail that winds its way through the trees and past a river - a recreational track. There had been a recent clearing for a camp site and all the timber was left burnt and scattered all over the forest floor.

land art sticks

I really like the way that this work contrasts with the vertical lines of the trees and the way that the work is balanced very precariously in the middle of this open space - a breath of wind would have knocked it over in a domino effect.

land art sticks

What made this work interesting was that just near this site there was an old grave yard from the 1800's when the area was used for commercial logging. The graves were only marked with an arrangement of old stones, no head stone or inscriptions - this 'sculpture' in the landscape records the memory of the past without the need for explanation or language.