Transformative Process of Nature: A Visual Articulation of Swan Bay
Queenscliff Artist in Residence 2007

For four intensive weeks in the Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale Yacht Club, I observed and recorded the transformative and cyclic phases of Swan Bay.

These artworks document the retreating tide revealing submerged landforms and cast shadows on the mudflats. The incoming tide mirrors the wild life and distance landscapes that sit upon the waters surface. The fluctuating shore line collect the remains of life once lived in this fragile ecosystem. I interpreted Swan Bay by using photo and paper collage, thread, watercolour, charcoal and graphite to capture water patterns, native flora and man made landmarks. The experience of this ever changing and ephemeral landscape has rendered me speechless with its quiet beauty.

Special thank you to Christine Jones and Leanne Stein.