Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Paul has put together a great photo story of the walk, you can view it here.
Monday, October 12, 2009
For part of the time on my walks around the Australian Plant Communities at the Brisbane Botanic gardens Mt.Coot-tha, I am looking at what has fallen on the ground. The accumulated debris of leaves, seed pods and flowers can be a great indicator of nearby plants. There is a lot of leaf drop now as dry weather continues in Brisbane, but again this creates beauty in its own way. Seeds of the Blue Quandong gathered in large drifts on path edges, such an incredible colour amongst the reds, gold and green more commonly seen.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
'Conserve - Develop' is one of forty finalist works selected for the Caldera Art Awards 2009. The awards were established to promote biodiversity values in Australia's Green Cauldron region.
The Caldera Art Awards exhibition will be on show at The Centre, (Scenic Rim Regional Council), 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert; from the 16th October to 29th November.
Barringtonia acutangula Freshwater Mangrove
Monday, October 5, 2009
Artworks from my residency at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha are starting to come together as finished pieces. 'Growth Patterns' , above, features observations of new growth sprouts, unfurling leaves and flower sprigs of various plant species in the Sapindaceae family.
Works developed from the residency will be exhibited at 'Botanica' held in early December 2009 at the Herbarium in the gardens at Mt.Coot-tha.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I am experiencing what feels like an enormous tide of ideas at the moment in response to my residency at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha. All the months spent observing and taking in details of surrounds, plants, layers and connections has distilled to a time now when I don't have to think about what I want to create. The ideas are flowing freely, as I make artwork more ideas develop, so it feels more like a time of capturing as much as I can...in case I lose it.
There are not many times when I have felt like this working on a project, I put it down to having an extended period of time to absorb and focus ideas before producing works.