Western Australia is a huge mining state. We love digging stuff up. From coal and iron ore to bauxite and gold. What I love about the industry around these mines is how stunning are the abstracts created due to their operations. I am sure from the ground they are nothing special but how amazing is it to see from the air. I took my first serious mining aerials up in the Pilbara but soon realised there was so much on offer close to home. This image of a bauxite operation in Kwinana was so spectacular in its shapes and colours. The textural pattern and design make it look like a painting. This is what I love about industrial aerials. When printed large and framed it is hard to imagine how something, that is effectively mining waste, could be repurposed into a work of art.