I was nostalgically looking back through my photos of our recent trip to the Philippines. One of the many highlights for me was the ‘Puerto Princessa Subterranean River’ in the Island of Palawan. Recently voted one of the ‘7 New Wonders of Nature’ it was pretty easy to understand why. Spanning an impressive 8.2km this underground river is accessible only via canoe. Once inside you are led through a mountainous limestone landscape, complete with both Stalactites and Stalagmites.
I’ve always been fascinated with geological occurrences. Not only for their aesthetic beauty but I also have an immense respect for their formation. Its a time frame I struggle to comprehend and emphasises the need to protect such landscapes.
With the Bower bird in mind I have curated 3 of my 2011 pieces that fit nicely within this nest ‘pile’.
Project 01 is the very ambitious return to my childhood hobby of long stitching. Still as dorky, still as time consuming and still as unfinished! Hopefully one day I will get to the framing stage. (This one is apparently 1 of a 5 part series I set out to complete!)
Project 02 was a hand made collage I submitted for the ‘Kerb19’ Design Journal. Titled ‘Tectaceous’ it was formed solely from a 1950’s Illustrated Children’s Encyclopedia and explores a future world through the convention of the ‘section’.
Project 03 was projection art I did for Melbourne band Montero’s 7” Launch in September 2011.