For over 100 years Erskine falls near Lorne has enchanted tourists. The falls present as a wild and timeless place set against the backdrop of the sky and the forest. Most would be unaware that many of the tracks now used to view the falls were made by loggers to fell the trees of the surrounding forests.
Viewed from below, sunlight filters through the canopy of trees above the top of the falls. Lines capture the motion of the water. Printed onto silk and utilising the light of the gallery to create depth and shadow the work offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese landscape painting and 19th-century Japanese Prints by exploring the transient ambience of the experience of viewing.
Through this involvement with the subjective experience of the work the viewer is indeed reminded that they are, as ever, “Five Miles From The Sea”.