Puzzle Plains

Emma Johnson

Kelmscott Senior High School

Year 12


57 x 73 x 6 cm

This series of tiles was inspired by the agricultural landscape of the wheatbelt and the strain that intensive farming has put on WA’s native ecosystems. Using natural, muddy tones of green and brown, eleven large, semi-geometric terracotta clay tiles cut up like patchwork fields and four small, bright, physically isolated ‘natural’ tiles constitute the piece. The tiles, when placed together, form the shape of the wheatbelt region and represent it as something broken apart by the agriculture industry that cannot be repaired unless we take sustainable action.

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