These images depict the weather boards inside the old barracks building at Somes Island, Wellington. The barracks acted as a quarantine facility for immigrants to protect the mainland population from infectious diseases and it was also used to imprison men perceived to be a threat during world wars. 
The rough hewn boards show natural weathering that has occurred over a hundred years of exposure to the sea elements. The forms, colours and textures of the boards invoke moonlit seascapes and lead one to reflect on how the inhabitants dreamed of life outside the isolated island.