2020- a year in which it seemed for just a moment society valued health, nature and family above all else.

Uniquely for Australians, following a catastrophic summer outside spaces became a refuge almost immediately after living with months of choking smoke, ash and embers.

Walking day after day I have become more drawn to the wild places, spots that felt safe,secret and sacred. Seeing my family, with whom I am not close, has become suddenly important. In those quiet days while I walked I would see animals almost every day- foxes out in abundance at night, lizards no longer skittish from fear of a stomping foot. I too, feel free to venture out again after a summer of sadness. Safe in my wild environment, I feel none of the anxiety experts say I should. Instead, I feel utterly at peace.

My intent is to use the medium of photography in its purest form, that is, to freeze time. This work will be an intuitive response to Covid 19- the emotional framework allowing for a poetic response to a world struggling as our modern value system is dismantled.

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