Monica Oppen

The images of this book are based on my block of land in the Lower Hunter Valley. I have put this woodland block under Conservation Agreement because of the endangered species and ecological communities on it. Meanwhile less than half a kilometre away a new town is being built. The photos included in the work are of two sites the developers have cleared and a new road being built. In my text Do Not Lament, I lament the cost of the urban to the natural. Extreme land clearing is recognised by ecologists as an environmental disaster, yet broad-scale clearing continues.

Transfer, offset and relief printing, rubber stamping, drypoint, Magnani paper