The Artificial Kingdom

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

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Messenger web
Messenger web
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Perched for Eternity
Perched for Eternity

2014, Type C Photograph

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Still Bird
Still Bird

2014, Type C Photograph

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Fallen Tribute
Fallen Tribute

2014, Type C Photograph

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Karen's Tropical Paradise
Karen's Tropical Paradise

2014, Type C Photograph

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

2014, Type C Photograph

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Fallen Vessel
Fallen Vessel

2014, Type C Photograph

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Angel Face & Remnant
Angel Face & Remnant

2014, Type C Photograph

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Beasties
Beasties

2014, Type C Photograph

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Mother
Mother

2014, Type C Photograph

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Life and Death
Life and Death

2014, Type C Photograph

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A Sign
A Sign

2014, Type C Photograph

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Fairy Horses
Fairy Horses

2014, Type C Photograph

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Final Rest
Final Rest

2014, Type C Photograph

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