Project Dwell 2020
Grounded by COVID restrictions, Louise pauses to reflect upon her home environment in a new project titled: DWELL.
Images captured on Australian rural properties explore how people weave their lives with their landscape.
Strong dialogue around what we call “home” was thrust to the forefront during the global lock down.
Questions emerged about who constitutes our “family” and how we interact with the space that we call home.
Coming off the dual challenges of drought and bushfires across the Australian rural landscape, it is timely to examine just how humans interweave with nature.
A man-made lake carved from the earth will only fill with water if nature determines to end drought.
We walk paddocks and blend with the environment as one.
We can choose to fight the relationship, or choose live in harmony.
Louise takes her ongoing interest in cultural juxtapositions and lines them up in a broader context of human nature and mother nature.
Massive media speculation about global warming, in the wake her personal experience of the drought and bushfires of late 2019, Louise explores some of the questions of how we are intrinsically linked to the land and must learn cooperation if we are to survive and thrive.
Photographs reflect how human histories and their stories are weaved seamlessly with the environment they choose to call home.
The imagery shows the essential connection between people and place.