Moth and Moon
Moth and Moon (2014) Digital and pin-hole photographs, 92 x 135cm each
These works were created during an artists’ camp at Fowlers Gap in far-western NSW, Australia, where moths of all shapes and sizes swarm the light globes on the cabin ceilings each evening after dark. Some moth specialists suggest that moths and have the ability to calibrate their flight paths using the moon as a primary navigational reference point. They are confused by artificial light, which unlike the moon, is not an optical infinity. Like humans in urban environments, this deceptive attraction to the artificial expresses itself as an almost religious frenzy of action.