‘Closer’ was selected as a finalist for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 showing at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide from 10 June 2016 until 31 July 2016.
This image could variously be read as approaching rain, a dust storm, smoke from a bush fire, ash pouring from a volcano, smog, or a chimney plume from industrial activity. All of these nebulous phenomena represent either climatic conditions or climate influencers. Cloud symbolises the uncertainty there is about our environmental future. The aim is for ambiguity and my concern is in no way to be didactic or literal. I have chosen to give the cloud a downward movement in order to intensify a sense of imminence and drama.