I’ve always thought of the wind as a mysterious and malevolent force but one I wanted to explore visually. When wind is strong but not destructive, it moves like a ghostly presence through trees, as if a serious difference of opinion is being fought out.
In March and April of 2018, New Zealand was battered by severe storms with gale-force winds. Storms are predicted to increase in frequency and strength in coming years, at least in part due to changes in climate. The wordless battle in the tree-tops then, becomes a metaphorical indication of less obvious forces at work – a backroom frisson with continuing attempts to do little or nothing in the face of compelling evidence.