the Consequences of Success.
In this project, I contemplate the perception of nature and mentality of homemaking by colonisers and migrants. Through creating a series of works, I attempt to uncover the violence embedded in basic human activities of survival and environmental change;- the aftermath of distortion, melting and piercing.
" Our district was considered the 'Garden of the Southern Hemisphere' in the in fancy of the colony. Here is an officer's account of our town, recorded in December 1794.
Parramatta is a town situated at the extreme cover of Port Jackson. On your ascending the wharf appears a row of huts on each side, and a spacious road (200 feet wide) to the distance of a mile. At the upper end (the Cumberland but now Parramatta Park) Governor Phillip erected his country seat. The garden that surrounds is beautiful, abounding in the season, with grapes, melons, pumpkins, and every other fruit and vegetable...The governor's garden at Parramatta is so situated by nature that, in my opinion, it is impossible for atto form so rural a scene." ---- The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parmatta, NSW: 1888 - 1950), Wednesday 8