I went to a terrific exhibition last week. Photographs taken by Mark Thomson of roadside signs in isolated spots. He has thought a lot about time and space and the big distances in Australia, and come up with some funny philosophical notions. He made the signs and they look as if they have been in situ for ages – they seem worn out and very permanent. After making them, he took them out and placed them where he wanted them to be, then took pictures of them. For all their wit, they are also quite thought provoking, and the photos are beautiful. I love the do it yourself nature of the project, and Mark’s curiosity and ability to come up with the idea and do something about it.
Here are some pictures of the signs and the photos as they appear at the exhibition (click to enlarge.