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 entropy  - Baldspur Rd - St Andrews

entropy - frames 2519 - 520 - 521 - a trip up Baldspur Rd,St Andrews to KingLake - 6 May 2009 - Lloyd Godman

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entropy - is a measure of the disorder of a system. This on going series is based on the disastrous bush fire inferno that devastated the St Andrews Kinglake area of Victoria, Australia - Feb 2009

As an element of variability, weather is something we understand on an hourly or daily basis. In contrast, climate encompasses a wider range of variables but ironically suggests relative stability. Through carbon emissions and deforestation, human interaction introduces an accelerated change in climate where disorder enters a system once believed be to “stable”. Difficulty arises in deciphering abnormality in a variable system assumed to be ordered. Where is order in the fabric and where is disorder in the eroding threads?
As a vehicle to investigate entropy, this series of triptychs juxtaposes visual disharmony against the human desire to perceive visual order. It plays one gestalt against another.  Based on a landscape affected by the disastrous bush fire that devastated the St Andrews area of Victoria, during February 2009, the work metaphorically relates the effects of environmental catastrophe to potential cause.





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Entropy is Godman's response to the Victorian Black Saturday bushfire of February 2009. His intrigue with light and photosynthesis is creativly engaged in the regeneration of the bush from gray powder ash to thick verdant green. The project is a metaphor for his concept of the planet as a gigantic abstract photosensitive emulsion.

...the largest photosensitive emulsion we know of is the planet earth. As vegetation grows, dies back, changes colour with the seasons, the "photographic image" that is our planet alters. Increasingly human intervention plays a larger role in transforming the image of the globe we inhabit.

The work acts as witness to the green spirit within the earth that overcomes a grey ghost. The macro becomes micro and visa versa, forbidding monotones are replaced with subtlety of texture and colour, simplicity is replaced with complexity.

Paradoxically, both order and chaos is found in ash and regenerated emerald bush.

164 pages - large format landscape (11 x 13 inches 33.02 x 27.94 cm) printed on ProLine Pear (140# Text) paper - Hardcover imagewrap