This is what happens when a photographer, with a special eye for the drama of the natural world, can get airborne to study the UNESCO Heritage site of Shark Bay from above. This new collection of large scale photography called; “Salt And Sky” by Brooke Holm opens this Thursday 23rd at Modern Times in Melbourne and can be viewed until the 7th of July.
Brooke is interested in both the tension and bond that exists simultaneously between humans and the natural world. The salt field landscapes that she captures are in her eyes provide “a visually stunning example of nature and human intervention entwined.” Shot from above, the salt ponds and harvested fields create graphic compositions with painterly textures in ice-cream hues.
“At a distance they can be enjoyed as pure studies in colour and composition but on closer inspection the smooth, creamy and powdery textures of the works are palpable as is the sensation of a breeze as it whips up the surface of the ponds,” says exhibition curator and Modern Times director Amy Malin.
It’s really true love for me. For those of you that can’t make it in person you can enjoy virtually here.
All imagery supplied and used with permission of Modern Times
Aside from the genius presentation and styling of this collection of art by Amy Wright, its clear to see this Australian artist is a talent with a brush!
Introducing “Fallowland”, a collection inspired by the idea where land must be allowed period of laying fallow, a time where human management is removed and the landscape is allowed to be reclaimed by the natural environment to recover it’s nutrient rich makeup.
“The subjects that have inspired Fallowland are the quiet and forgotten border-scapes – the cliff face or flank of a canal bank; the edge of land meeting ocean, and the discarded and fallow lands of demolished construction. Colour is used as a narrative, where the story is told of the dichotomy between the warm earth shades authentic to a natural terrain and the intense pique of colour that attest to the flippancy of discarded human excess.”
Those in Melboune can view this work in person at the Brunswick St Gallery running until the 23rd of June. To explore more from Amy, click through here.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Amy Wright
Photography by Martina Gemmola
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