Thursday, 7 September 2017

LUNETTE LIGHTS - A Collaboration - SEPTEMBER 2017


September 2017

Lunette Lights, 2016

Lunette Lights, (2016), is a series of five photographic images that acknowledge the substance and profile of the landforms along Main Street Beeac. The lunettes, or ancient sandunes, are understood to have formed over the millennia as grit from the lake, driven by winds from the south west, built up in the north east a short distance from the lake perimeter. To the contemporary eye looking from the west, the lunettes present as a simple graceful horizon line waving about ten to fifteen metres above the general land level. Approaching from the east they present as very buxom landforms, apposite given the matriarchy of their Gulidjan custodians.

The photographs document an installation of December 2016 - January 2017:  strings of small solar-powered lights sought to draw attention to the lunette profile. Entry to the Stinchcombe property and assistance is gratefully acknowledged, as is the photographic collaboration of Tim Lucas.