Studio Jay

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Studio Jay - Original Artworks direct from the artist

Jennifer Joy

unique artworks created from original photographs,
direct from the photographer/image-maker


A Long Way Home



About the image...

From the 2007 exhibition - Above & Beyond the Australian Landscape (background information).

They mystery of where the original photograph was taken has been solved. Many thanks to David and Simon, along with Alistair, Ian and Stuart, for locating the mine and identifying it as Leigh Creek, in central South Australia.

... the landscape seemed to consist of waves rippling across a forever land ... parallel rows of undulating hills which just went on and on ... then suddenly below, the waves ceased their gentle rolling and there appeared what seemed a drawing in the sand made by a child whilst playing at the waters edge, only this creation would not be so easily washed away by the next incoming wave ...

The mine seemed massive ... the flat red land had been gouged out and transformed by roads, and deep, deep holes, yet the the stillness and beauty that was the landscape before was still present...

From a birds-eye view, from such a great height, there appeared such beauty ... and like a drawing in the sand, many differing shapes and images began emerging ... the face of a woman, the Earth Mother herself appeared and a sense of calm washed over me ...

As the mine moved further and further out of view the mood of the landscape changed yet again and became a relatively chaotic series of folds and buckles as the surrounding hills seemed to scurry away ... from the mine and the complexities brought to the stillness by the humans who dwell thereabouts? ... or were they scurrying from the approaching waves? ... or from the flat desert land which is everywhere else? ... Who knows? ... I was awake at the time, looking out of the window, camera in hand ... it just is as it is.


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Image size: 2000mm x 1000mm

Other sizes available on request.


Contact Details:

Jennifer Joy


PO Box 6296
South Lismore
NSW 2480