Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

3 06 2013

Charles Darwin University, in the Northern Territory, is the home of the Confucious Institute on the Casuarina Campus in Darwin.  The Chinese Community of Darwin has also worked on a Chinese Garden on the university campus.  It has all the hallmarks of pattern and ‘no pattern’ in a chinese garden.  The elements are wonderful, random or repetitious, light and shadow,  curve and complement, soft and hard.  It was a lovely morning exploring and just sitting and letting the garden reveal itself to me.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

3 03 2013

Find a subject and work into it a bit more – get lost in the details.  This is a fantastic sculpture at a local primary school in Darwin.  It is a giant fish (Barramundi) and is completed with mosaics.  I stopped and took some pics of this Giant Barra’ and was captured by the detail.

The Barramundi is found in Northern Australian waters is highly prized.  Virtually each fish is born male and then becomes female some three to four years later!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

3 02 2013

The Tapestry at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an outstanding piece of artwork.  It measures 7m wide (22ft) and 2m high (6ft6in) and depicts characters from various sporting and concert events held at the MCG.  There are nearly 200 figures depicted and are placed in chronological order from the left.

Unique Tapestry of events and players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Unique Tapestry of events and players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

This unique piece was one of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop‘s most ambitious projects and is an absolute treasure.  It was great to visit the MCG and spend time viewing the tapestry and picking out various people throughout time.  It’s really worth a look.





City of Perth, WA

3 02 2012

I have a new job in the city centre. It’s the first time I’ve worked in the city and the first time I’ve ever had an office without a window. It’s strangely disorienting and I realise, (now I’m in the confines of a Dilbert style air-conditioned tower block) that my soul is intimately connected to the natural elements. I feel like I need to see the sky to know what my world is doing

I decided to take a walk for my half hour lunch break as I needed to clear my head from the morning’s work. It was an overcast day; very hot, sticky and humid. I rarely venture into the city so I felt almost like a tourist. I wandered around with no real agenda, glancing at my watch to make sure I wasn’t too long. It was nice to relax, just notice what was around while others in suits scuttled past with their heads down, tired of city life. It was a nice break in the day and reminded me that there is a lot to see if you just look. Enjoy these shots from downtown Perth.

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Hollowed by grief

2 02 2012

Street art: Aberdeen St, Perth. Western Australia.

Another day when grief sweeps in seemingly out of nowhere. I know it is a process to work through and bits will come when I am ready but I don’t feel ready. Grief halts for no one. Sorrow is not confined to the emotional realm, it has a physical sensation too. It’s an internal tender wound. People are scared to talk about it. I’m scared to feel just how deep it runs. Today I feel hollow – more than that – hollowed out. My insides have been scooped and scraped and there is a void left within. Grief’s best friend is paradox – I thought a hollow object would be lighter and more buoyant.








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