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Rosemary Laing’s Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism
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Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

First off: yes, these are photographs, no Photoshop at work here. This set of five panoramic photographs by artist Rosemary Laing shows the framework of an inverted, partially-completed building (though at times the photographs themselves are inverted) embedded in the Australian landscape around Cooma, New South Wales. The series, entitled Leak, examines ‘the encroachment of suburban development and the socio-economic and environmental pressures on the Australian landscape’ and each photograph is named after characters in Patrick White’s novel The Twyborn Affair (ie. Jim, or Prowse). Read more over on Art Blat. Aside from my love for skewed and dramatic perspectives in photography, these images are tickling many wonderful parts of my brain right now. I can only imagine the larger impact of seeing these as they’re meant to be seen as enormous prints, framed in white on a gallery wall.