Portraying the ancient Roman goddess of abundance and prosperity, the image contemplates the theme of sustainability and consumption in response to a nomination for the Swiss competition, Prix Pictet in 2013.
Seated in a position of grotesque opulence, the goddess is framed by the spoils of gluttonous over-consumption.
Many of the set items were a direct result of consumption in the real world salvaged from market waste in Melbourne, Australia. Others were carefully collected from antique and second hand shops in and around the city.
Magnificent relics and symbols of past prosperity find themselves cast aside and forsaken by unconscious greed and materialism. The goddess looks on amid debris in the aftermath, her gaze a beautiful and unsettling question.
Behind the scenes of Abundantia filmed in a Melbourne warehouse in Australia.