The artworks created for ‘Second Nature’ refer to our sense of peace and enjoyment experienced in beautiful places.
They also presage the sadness and loss felt when that place is destroyed.
The place is Trin Warren Tam-boore (Bellbird Waterhole), Royal Park in the City of Melbourne, soon to be covered by 7 elevated ramps for the new East-West Link road system. Driving speedily is second nature to us.
The images are inspired by the ‘fabric’ of the park, its resident birds and plants. And they reference a scientific study method called a ‘line transect survey’, which seeks to measure the presence or absence of biodiversity in special places.
– Alexis Beckett