This work was a stepping stone piece both in its form - photography - and in the subject matter. I was struck by the magnitude of the Australian landscape - foreign and awe-inspiring, frightening and deadly. The work is about finding a home and identity in a new country and landscape. It is the first piece where shadows take a prominent role. Originally I took the photos as preparation for a series of paintings, but then realised that the language of painting was artificial and forced for this work. The photographs are complete as they are.