PeoplesChoice Winner, Alice Prize 2012

I used the preservationist techniques of museum collections and discovered a wondrously complex network within the native Australian landscape.
These leaves were collected along a wild bush track; they’re weathered, chewed by nocturnal beetles and marked by myriad other insects and diseases; they tell stories and retain mysteries; and their patterns can be read as aerial landscape.

It is the collective pulse of our vast country and the powerful resonance of a fragile ecology, ephemeral and timeless.