Native (2016) was the second work produced for The Marathon Project. It was made specifically for exhibition within the shearing shed on the Marathon property; a dark space with a raised slatted floor. Over the preceding year I had observed the effect of weather upon the land, both through my own eyes and that of the property owners. I am regularly struck by the power of nature to transform the land; creating beauty and trauma simultaneously. Native (2016) is an expression of the fertile power of clay in partnership with water and light.