Threatened State explores the cool-climate rainforests in Victoria’s east using visual languages derived from the conventions of the Australian Gothic. The term threatened landscapes, refers to the ongoing effects of colonisation, of logging, deforestation and environmental destruction that accelerates the pace of climate change. Traditions of the Australian Gothic lie in the uncertainty. In the mist that obscures the horizon, the landscape is eerie, and there is a sense of malaise. There is fragility in the thin, wiry unstable branches, the landscape is precarious and unstable—it is in a Threatened State.