Ghost Trees for Spirit of Place 2016
Sited on the edge of Lake Illawarra on Australia’s east coast, Ghost Trees for Spirit of Place stand as guardian totems, representing the local community’s collective memory and history of the lake.
Each of the seven totems has a distinct character that defines an individual aspect of the lake; sanctuary, place, memory, imagination, freedom, weather and protection.
The work illustrates the lakes rich cultural history, and its significance to all Shellharbour’s people spanning thousands of years, since the first Aboriginal people walked its shores. Standing together, the totems act as one, reflecting the strength of the lake community.