title: Obnoxious Beauty

medium: Fine art photography (organic photo montage)

printing: Archival pigment ink (epson k3) museum quality.

year: 2009 

edition: limited edition of 50.

First exhibited in the cairns regional gallery as part of the cassowary country exhibition.


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I sculpted the cassowary looking creature with my hands out of some wait-a-while. Wait-a-while palm' or 'Rattan cane' is a spikey climbing palm which is found through out the rainforest. Long hanging tendrils catch onto peoples clothing and skin which is why you have to wait a while to unhook yourself. All the other plants in this image were photographed between the road and rainforest where I often see cassowarys. The image is called obnoxious beauty because all the plants in this picture are considered weeds. However many of them offer protection to vulnerable animals like the cassowary and kangaroos.



Obnoxious beauty