Receptive Earth, 1995.
My website is in a state of interruption, as I'm in the process of uploading images from my past exhibitions. The work above is entitled Receptive Earth, and is from Passing (1995).
The photograph depicts an old Cobb&Co inn that lies forgotten between the old Hume Highway and the new.
All that is left are two walls and a pile of rubble, but the inn still maintains an amazing atmosphere. The traffic on the highway roared past as I photographed the remains of the inn, but I'm not sure I even heard it; I was way back in time, lost in Australia's colonial history.
Bath House, 1995
Many a fascinating story was told to me along the way, of bushrangers, murderous wives, lonely governesses, and heart-broken maidservants bound for the frigid embrace of the Goulburn river. History will always be more colourful and turbulent than fiction.
Frankfield, near Gunning, was a sheepstation, first owned by the Hume brothers. Apparently, back in the 1800s, the bath house (as pictured above) was a special place for the family's governess. She would spend an hour each day, bathing, and possibility reminiscing about a greener, tamer, England. The ivy that has claimed Frankfeild's bath house has only increased its charm.
I would like to add the entire Passing collection to my website--so many stories to share--but I will need to scan and print images, so it may take a while!
I'm very happy for people to download and use these photographs, both from my Deviantart page and my website. I upload the largest files possible, and I avoid using watermarks, but PLEASE credit me as the artist.
Wishing you all a fruitful and creative month.