Man Versus Beast, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Finalist, 2017
handwoven from monofilament (fishingline) wire and a crocodile skull.
650 mm x 550 mm x 1900 mm
Finalist in the 2016 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
I am fascinated by the liminal space where natural and man-made worlds collide. Where I live in Northern Australia, people sometimes are surprised to discover a crocodile in their swimming pool. Comparably, the animals that we share the planet with are increasingly the innocent victims of mindless human interventions that lead to the loss of their food and habitat. In the worst instance, creatures lose their life, entrapped and entangled in fishing line and nets. Beast versus man weaves a ghostly visual narrative, representing the Earth’s fragile aquatic ecosystem and our responsibility to respect and protect it.