Peace Rock and Trig Hill web exhibition, One of the hills of CSU Wagga campus is Trig Hill which has a sectioned off parkland over looking Wagga dedicated to reconciliation. Within this land is a cracked open boulder with a large olive tree growing from the middle - Peace Rock. Further up the hill are kangaroos, 70s relics of land sculptures and at the top is a welded chair on the top of the hill at the trig point looking out to the sunset. All of this in a university ground makes a great photographic resource. The mists of winter, the tangled olive trees around rocks and meadows. I spent many hours around work time documenting it and building up an appreciation for photography from the stand point of a graphic designer. I questioned what is a photo that people want to look at and what captures the sense of mystery and place into a frame of an image.I spent many hours researching to find the sculptor who made the positive statement of the welded chair but in the end I couldn't resolve the maker. It is such a positive statement to build a chair in a difficult access area and be so positive about setting it to view the setting sun. Soon after I took these photos the chair disappeared after being there for 30 years. A reflection on modern pessimism.
|Charles Sturt University
|Media of output
|20 works, web based exhibition
|Published - 2004