Melbourne-based artist Corey Thomas

Spinning Nature

January 24, 2013
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Tasked by Australia’s Tourism Victoria Campaign to build a site-specific installation in southeastern Victoria’s Croajingolong National Park — a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve — Melbourne-based artist Corey Thomas spent five days looking for stories in the landscape. He found many — in the stones, seaweed, wood — each, as he says, with a new narrative. He ended up by the water, where tiny whorls of spinifex grasses gamboled between dunes and spindrift. Indigenous to Australia, the sand-stabilizing grasses disperse seeds in tufts that fragment as they travel, similar to tumbleweeds.