This is one of the more recent works that I have created - exploring the idea of straight lines in nature. The wood came from a tree that had been knocked over in the process of creating 4WD access. Just getting to this location takes 1.5 hours through muddy grassland trails and the area for the work itself is a tidal zone so water regularly covers this whole space.

straight sticks

Land Art can take on a life of its own after it has been created - the sculpture is affected by processes and changes that can't be anticipated. Through this change it is no longer what was originally put together or shaped but something that the environment has made. To come back to works after time and see the natural changes totally different to what I created gives the work a quiet mystique. To be aware that something (other than me) has altered and sometimes improved the work is an extraordinary process.

straight sticks

straight sticks
In this photo you can see that the tide has come up over the muddy area and the branches are still standing. The day that this photo was taken there was no wind and looking at this work from a distance it looked as though someone perfectly mirrored what I had created in the water.