Warren Cooke has lived, surfed and created work in Balnarring for the last ten years, drawing inspiration from the local coast. In the last few years, with an investment in a small boat, Cooke’s work has shifted viewpoint, from looking out to sea, to looking back towards land from the perspective of the water.
This shift in perspective perpetuates an ongoing fascination with a threshold – the dynamic space where land and sea intersect. The picture plane is composed of three elements – earth, water and air. The interplay between these forces illuminates the different moods and atmospheres that Cooke translates from this coastal region.