CARA JOHNSON - FINALIST
Cara Johnson completed her Honours degree within a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2016, and will be continuing her studies at RMIT in 2017, commencing a Master of Fine Art by research. Her practice is concerned with fragility and preciousness in nature, while also addressing human impact on the landscape. Cara resides in the Otways in southwest Victoria.
Each of the components that contribute to Hinterland (survey) has a correlation to a point within the environment. Observed details, qualities and histories are referenced in the forms and rhythms of making. The objects become intertwined with the land when they are placed, and left, in the environment. Rust and rot creep in and the weather contorts and shifts the materials, removing them from the artist's hand, and returning them to nature.