Artwork Description

Photograph on paper

Signed on the front.

The Un-Scenes Project came about from being in lockdown 2020, and is now my main addiction. Each artwork is made from several other images I have photographed over the years to create a new slightly surreal environment for the subject, generally somewhere you wouldn't expect to find it. All images belong to a 3 part themed series in a 16:9 format and all have a sense of isolation or remoteness.
The print has a white border with image name printed bottom centre and signature bottom right hand side on the white border.

This image is one of three from The Plantations Series, inspired from several places south of Cairns that feels like time has stood still. Showcasing an eclectic mix of “art deco” and “streamline moderne” style architecture amongst the tea estates of Nerada tea near Innisfail, North Queensland. Isolating these buildings from their normal street locations lets them stand tall and proud, having survived several major cyclones and intense tropical storms. Sourced from Innisfail, Mirriwinni, Gordonvale, South Johnstone and Mourilyan as either facades or still fully operating buildings in the wettest towns of Australia. The presence of the sea birds indicate the proximity to the ocean and the palms, tea plantations, and stormy skies symbolise the tropics.

Another storm is brewing up, while inside this quirky little house on the hill a teapot is brewing some of the finest tea in the area. Time to go sit out on the verandah with a cuppa, smell the rain and enjoy the break from the humidity.

The Nerada Tea Estates are located in Glen Allyn, just to the west of Innisfail
The cottage is from Mirriwinni, and art deco shop façade from Innisfail.

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photographic print on premium archival fine art photo paper

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