Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
There is a vast reserve of knowledge held within the members of a group like this, botanical names are passed around, reference pages and books consulted until the species is clearly identified.
A tiny ground lichen with bright red bracts.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The next day we took a walk along the escarpment edge of Fitzroy Falls pictured above. Again we saw some amazing wildflowers, banksia and a male lyre bird doing his song and feather display dance. It is difficult to show in just a few images the amazing diversity of flora and fauna in this area. I hope to return in the not too distant future to spend more time exploring this wonderful region.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Fruit formed and ripening - September.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Amazing camouflage, striped legs to match the striped casuarina bark.
Once a month a group of bushcare birders meet at various locations in Redlands to learn and identify birds present. I joined the group this week at Coolnwynpin Nature Refuge, where we were lead by Boyd, Bushcare team leader, on a great walk around the creek refuge. I have been keeping records of birds I see in my home garden for the past few years, but being in a group of avid watchers who could recognise calls and spot tiny movements made it a wonderful learning experience. Over thirty different bird species were identified during the two hour walk.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Acid free papers cut and acrylic on Montval Fine Art Paper, 770x570mm unframed.
Two new works in my Family Traits papercut series will be included in a curated group exhibition - Paperworks, at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney. The exhibition runs from 23rd March to 11th April 2010.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
There is a wonderful selection of plants producing seed and seed pods in the Australian Plant Communities area at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha this month. A small selection of images above shows some of the diversity in seed form. February will complete my year of recording highlights in the APC area. It has been an amazing experience to observe one place throughout a whole year, witnessing the cycle of change in flower, seed, and foliage. Every plant is different, even within the same species factors such as aspect influence their appearance. This individuality of each plant has become increasingly evident during my time at the gardens. If you haven't had a chance to visit the APC area yet, it's a beautiful walk, well worth the effort.
Monday, February 1, 2010
On the weekend I had a conversation describing the video work with friends who are a couple, it developed into a solid conversation about who does the laundry, (and who doesn't). It was a brilliant play out of gender roles, chore delegation and underlying I think an association with who is the bread winner.
Laundry is an activity that often involves the people we love, but at the same time is also often a solitary time. A meditative process or repetitive drudgery?
How do you feel about doing laundry?