71 ha. Logged in 1983. Quiet, open, dry and seemingly lacking in biodiversity. The recent bushfire has exposed the ravaged bulldozed earth. Very hard to imagine how it looked a few decades ago. But the grass is returning and the fresh epicormic growth stimulated by the burn brings hope.
65 ha. Logged in 1986 & 1987. This is the second coupe visit for my Paying Some Attention project. It is not far from home and is one I have previously photographed for a Recuperation panorama and it is where I first had the idea to build a Gorintō at its in 2013 as a way to pay respect to the place that seemed so ravaged. Two or three of the base stones were still there so I rebuilt the Gorintō. A dry, stony forest with many tree stumps, many at odd angles from the bulldozing. Eerily quiet during my entire overnight visit.
07/04/19 First night camping in a logged coupe for my Paying Some Attention project . MM012E was last harvested in 1983. Mostly young trees. Almost no old trees standing. Entire coupe was burnt by wild fire several years ago. This was the coupe I visited to gather video footage for a previous project almost two years ago on the morning my mother died. From gathered stones I built a Gorintō, a Japanese buddhist pagoda or 5 ringed stupa symbolising the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and void.