Withering Heights


Chelsea Hopper

12 November – 20 December 2013


Withering Heights is a series of photographs taken in early Winter at Australia's largest cactus farm,
229 kilometers from Melbourne city. Tall, still and sharp, the cacti caught in these photos embody growth
and virility. Yet it is this rapid germination that causes them to outgrow their strength, fall and die.

1. Trichocereus Atacamensis Var Pasacanus, archival pigment print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk,
74.5 x 49.5cm, 2013

2. Trichocereus Formosa Hybrid, archival pigment print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk,
74.5 x 49.5cm, 2013

3. Cereus Left, Trichocereus Sapchianus, Right, archival pigment print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk,
49.5 x 74.5cm, 2013

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