Wednesday 1 August 2012
August 2012 winner, 18 and over
Patrick Nelson( 18 and over)
"This is a metaphoric observation about the complex, divisive and politically charged asylum seeker/refugee issue in Australia. It's a birds-eye view of ants (the boats) approaching the shoreline of a land of milk and honey; designed to stimulate resolutions to questions such as who and how many should we let in? where do we house them during processing; why such lengthy delays? what happens post-decision? The image was taken in the back paddock using a piece of polystyrene into which I depressed a map of Australia, filled with honey, then placed beside an ant nest. "