The shield, 2009 by James Geer

image of The shield 2009 by James Geer

Artist's statement

Annabel Mazotti and her daughter Lola were in the process of building their dream home, by hand, in Muskvale, Victoria when the bushfires came. Using a broad sweeping gesture with her arm, Annabel built an imaginary shield to protect her property. This photograph was taken on the border, where the shield did its work.