Paradise Lost commemorates a lake and woodland, untouched and left to grow wild. Home to an abundance of nature, it was a place for all to be alone, to reflect. It was paradise.
The site has been sold and public access denied. This work reflects upon humankind’s ability to inflict harm in the quest for profit, exploring how the desire for personal wealth and exclusivity supersedes collective appreciation and the innate instinct to protect the natural world.
Elements from this environment were incorporated within the processing of this work, in an attempt to keep something tangible from this place, while the uncertainty of how the film would respond to human interference mirrors the uncertainty about what lies ahead for this particular habitat.