The Artificial Kingdom is a series of still life, color photographs taken within Australian cemeteries, mostly around central Victoria. The first sectarian public cemetery was also the first civic parkland, where the conventions of fine art, gardening and spirituality melded to form an inclusive secular public space that was sacred to all. The cemetery is a contained world that strives to sit outside the continuum of time. Marble statuary and plastic flowers are all material attempts to hold back time that in their decay, are potent symbols of loss.

Columbines & Remnant
Columbines & Remnant

2014, Type C Photograph

Messenger web
Messenger web
Perched for Eternity
Perched for Eternity

2014, Type C Photograph

Still Bird
Still Bird

2014, Type C Photograph

Fallen Tribute
Fallen Tribute

2014, Type C Photograph

Karen's Tropical Paradise
Karen's Tropical Paradise

2014, Type C Photograph

Angel in sea of capeweed web
Angel in sea of capeweed web

2014, Type C Photograph

Fallen Vessel
Fallen Vessel

2014, Type C Photograph

Angel Face & Remnant
Angel Face & Remnant

2014, Type C Photograph

Beasties
Beasties

2014, Type C Photograph

Mother
Mother

2014, Type C Photograph

Life and Death
Life and Death

2014, Type C Photograph

A Sign
A Sign

2014, Type C Photograph

Fairy Horses
Fairy Horses

2014, Type C Photograph

Final Rest
Final Rest

2014, Type C Photograph