In Progress

These handprinted photographs form part of a series I am currently developing, engaging landscape and botany to explore the notion of  ‘the new wild’ – where introduced plant species co-exist with native species in bushland and peri-urban environments in Australia.

I have been reflecting on the assertion by English science writer, Fred Pearce, that we should no longer view all introduced species as unwelcome invaders. Many of these ‘intruders’ prevent erosion and provide habitat for birds, reptiles, insects and other animals in coastal dunes, creeks and rainforest. Removing weeds from ecosystems might further damage the environment rather than strengthen it.

Dagger Plant English Ivy Sweet Vernal Grass Agapanthus Hare's Tail Kikuyu Serrated Tussock Agapanthus