date 2001
location national museum of australia, canberra
medium digitally printed canvas
dimensions 2 x 4 x 1m
photographer artist
collection national museum of australia, canberra


…in the first year of the National Museum’s programme, four contemporary artists were commissioned to create designs for nine ceiling banners in the hall.

tangled destinies

Tangled Destinies shows lines of connection and disconnection tangled in a smooth continuum. The image is a compression of fibre optic spheres - floating tangled paths. The Tangled Destinies exhibition follows the paths of stories about the land and how we respond and work with it. The fibres that connect us across this vast land…our lines of life.


The language of Morse code has been a part of many people’s stories and a marker in history. Now a redundant language, Morse code is a way of tapping into the eternal history of languages. The banner represents the eternity exhibition subtitles: mystery, joy, separation, hope, fear, devotion, passion, chance, thrill and loneliness.