In May 2011 I took part in a two week expedition to Fowlers Gap, a UNSW research station 90 minutes north of Broken Hill. Spending time in this very rocky, semi arid desert zone has changed aspects of my work. I have always had an affinity with the land, having spent my childhood on a farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, however, the geology and vastness of this recent exploration has brought a more organic resolve to this work. My interest in the collision between man and nature continues. All working farms have a junk pile of old water tanks, machinery parts and odd bits of farm detritus that might just come in useful one day, so stepping into this environment at Fowlers Gap was in some ways quite familiar. I was intrigued to see twisted metal iron from a water tank wrapped around a tree trunk in the dry creek bed behind the main farmhouse. It is a reminder of the power of nature.