The Renaissance Photography Prize is currently being exhibited in London, my series Primitive Settlers has been chosen as a series finalist with one of the works hung in the show.
In this photograph (below) the highly invasive species Cape Ivy Delairea odorata, native to South Africa, climbs a tree fern, Cyanthea australis in the Sherbrooke Forest outside Melbourne, Australia.
The series stems from an interest in changes on peripheral zones between one environment and another, exploring the aesthetic and moral complexities of the introduced intruder. I am interested in the odd placement of this plant in this environment. The photograph raises questions in a broader context about border crossing, assimilation and our intervention in the natural environment.
Renaissance Photography Prize 2016
6th – 17th September 2016