Aerial photos of the Upper Florentine Valley’s old-growth forests have held a particular interest for me. The region has a composition all its own, the nearby ‘Thumbs’ form an impressive backdrop. I wanted to represent a sense of depth downwards as well as to the horizon. Towering trees reaching up assume sculptural forms; impressive en masse. I sought to demonstrate that these forests, when viewed from above, reveal complex communities of understorey. The forestry coupe visible in Tasmania’s outline was not meant to be a prescriptive environmental commentary, rather an ambiguous space in which we can consider this landscape.