Ross Booker’s latest exhibition continues his exploration of the rugged Australian outback. Booker reflects on the ephemeral nature of the planet and the ever-changing landscape brought about by both natural phenomena and the human footprint. An obsession with topography, geological formations and archaeology has given Booker an understanding of the staggering time scales involved in the slow formation of the earth and the evolution of inland Australia. In contrast, the transience of the natural world is fast becoming more poignant in this epoch of human habitation.
Image: Ross Booker, The skeleton beneath, 2019, Ink and acrylic on paper, 66 x 102 cm.