Paying Some Attention - Coupe MM012F

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.

A very starry sky from my campsite within the coupe.

A very starry sky from my campsite within the coupe.

GPS track of my walk to the coupe from home.

GPS track of my walk to the coupe from home.

Paying Some Attention - Coupe MM011D

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.

Rebuilt Gorintō from 2013.

Rebuilt Gorintō from 2013.

GPS trace of my coupe walk.

GPS trace of my coupe walk.

Paying Some Attention - Coupe MM012E

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.

XT201335small.jpg
GPS track of my visit to MM012E from home and back on foot.

GPS track of my visit to MM012E from home and back on foot.