24 Mar 2012

EQUILIBRIUM

Here, visual equilibrium will be a short lived phenomina due to gravity, the ravages of weather and subsequent decay. As the structural elements of this derelict barn collapse, another form of equilibrium will take over and the ground will absorb them. Constructed from local limestone and timber and roofed with solid zinc corrugated sheets, this building has lasted for about 120 years. Similar scenes of ruin are repeated throughout rural South Australia as farm buildings outlive their usefulness and more durable and practical, but less photogenic steel sheds take their place. [link]