A taxonomy of things (melaleuca drift) 2016

<b>A taxonomy of things (Melaleuca drift) 2016</b>detail of installation viewPaperbark, entomology pins, dimensions variable
<b>A taxonomy of things (Melaleuca drift) 2016</b>installation viewPaperbark, entomology pins, dimensions variable

A taxonomy of things (Melaleuca drift) 2016

Paperbark, entomology pins, dimensions variable

Even the most seemingly untouched natural specimens, in this case bark shed from Melaleuca trees, carries the trace of human intervention in the landscape. These fragments were carried by flood waters in remote Central Queensland, moulded and trapped against a shiny new roadside guard rail build over a swift-flowing creek by a mining company. The road is private. Only those authorised to access it are allowed there. I was not one of them.

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