NATIVE

The intention to undermine a superficial reading of the work as falling easily within the decorative genre of ‘floral arrangement’ is echoed in
the techniques employed. The prints, created with classic photographic processes (large format negatives and C-type prints), are undermined in turn by treatments which transform and ‘abrase’ the surfaces of the original negatives. They are variously scratched, sandwiched, painted and drawn on, bleached, or displayed as negative.

“The work is sensory,” Amos says. “They are not pure or scientific representations of plants. They are not photographed in isolation as single blooms or fronds on a sterile field, nor taken at fixed points in
time that represent a pinnacle of a specimen. I am more interested in an expression rather than a factual account of their existence. Many are imperfect and without ground, yet still arresting and beautiful.”

Gymea Lily   The Respondent   Bull Banksia   Box Gum  
Finger Gum
 
Wash   Green   Gymea Nocturne   Black Roo Paw   Made in
 
Ghost Bush   Flannel Flower   Bright Night   Burnt Day   A Forest
 
Ghosts   Leucandendron   Time Together   aberration   fire
 
forest fire       Sous Sol