Pia Johnson
#1 from, The Weight of Fallen Trees (series), 2021
Archival inkjet print
74 x 93cm, edition 1 of 5



After the howls of wind and the sheeting rain, I woke to fallen trees, uprooted, turned out, their limbs lying across roads, paddocks, forests, leaning on each other. As I passed each fallen tree, one after another, I knew something significant had occurred. I could not avert my gaze. I felt a deep sorrow.

It is now weeks since the storms, but I still feel the same. I seek out the fallen trees and photograph them – I create their death portraits. A witness to their great passing. Testaments to their weight and to gravity.

Courtesy of the artist.

B-side artist: Morganna Magee

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