Cricket Saleh, You Yangs

Cricket’s art has long referenced current thoughts in relation to human consumption, and the practices accepted as a by product of this desire dressed as need. The current work is interested in the coupling of this feverish consumption of newness, to an assumed happy first world existence for a modern society.

Cricket is both a practicing art and commercial photographer. She works from her photographic studio in Newtown, Victoria.

“It is important to preface this synopsis, by mentioning the difficulty in finding the discarded examples of human consumption within the boundaries of the you yangs national park. What was found was either semi buried, or left within hours, as indicated by the date on a plastic bread bag clip. On one of my trips to the site, I clocked an empty water bottle, and intended to collect it on my return sweep. I was both moved and irritated to see it picked up by another, as I had already added it to my still life, in my head. My response to the magnetic You Yangs, is a continuing discussion on human consumption, and that which we discard.”

To see a full listing of Cricket’s latest work for You Yangs click here.

You Yangs runs from March 28th – April 28th.