The subject matter of this conceptual photographic project --pink gum and Xanthorrhoea---means that it is a particular representation of part of the Australian landscape. It works within the Australian landscape tradition that aimed to reveal to Australians the landscape of their country in their own place and time.
This is a tradition in which the landscape is the dominant image of Australia--eg., Arthur Streeton's The Land of the Golden Fleece (1926)---and whose imagery has been reworked and undergone regeneration and redefinition. Examples include John Glover, Eugene von Guerard, the Heidleberg School, Hans Heysen, Albert Namatjira, Russell Drysdale etc. The imagery was usually interpreted in terms of a concern for a national identity, Australian dependency and isolation, and the creation of a national style.
The latter was deemed to be provincal and resistant to nonfiguration, whilst modernist abstraction was deemed to be international, innovative and avant gardist. International was actually New York as the dominant centre of modernist art, American abstraction and Clement Greenberg.
The latter failed to see that abstraction was a tradition whose imagery has been reworked and undergone regeneration and redefinition and that the images in both the abstraction and naturalist traditions emerge from, and are an expression of, the place in which we live. This gives rise to a regional art in a global world.