Wish you were here
Wish you were here. New Work by Nicole Robson 2014
I have never been interested in landscape photography, despite the fact that I live in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world. My conceptual interests remained within the four walls of the suburban domestic home.
During my investigations into various domestic décor, I noticed a common thread, many of the objects and décor art involved an interest in nature. In the 70s I followed my parents into various ‘open homes’ and one that has always stuck in my mind had a room with every wall wallpapered with a different scene from nature. As I walked from a scene of the Swiss Alps to a beach in Hawaii, my 5-year-old mind was transported to these places.
In this latest body of work I have physically transported two-dimensional representations of people to the natural environment of Tasmania.
My art practice is process driven. The act of positioning a cut out of a person became transformative. Although I had turned my models into the objects, the act of positioning them in various locations within the wilderness gave them life and provided a great sense of play.
The works are often melancholic, the idea being that the subjects have been physically removed, mid daydream and placed in nature, from their laundry or lounge room to the forest or beach.
A visual diary detailing my process can be view on a blog:
Previous work can be viewed at
This project was assisted by Arts Tasmania