A stroll in the Australian Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, part 1/4. On entering The Red Sands Garden, the visitor is treated to a landscape design of colour and breathtaking view that is so like experiencing Australiaâs Red Centre, it almost needs focal adjustment. For the flora that thrives here, itâs in fact a harsh yet wonderous environment supporting only tough plants of short stature, often bearing fascinatingly beautiful floral structures like those of the Desert Rose and bizarre, aptly named Kangaroo Paws. Bottle brush flowers such as Banksia make a popular source of nectar for pollinating birds like Helmeted Honeyeaters. A closer look reveals fan shaped Scaevola half-flowers and curious Lichen covered forms looking like branched abstract sculptures.
Sculptured from Hahnemuhle (Germany) 300gsm cotton NOT, Arches (France) 310gsm cotton hot-pressed mould made papers and a variety of handmade Hemp, Flax, and Kozo (Mulberry) papers from Awagami (Japan) and other Asian sources, some as light as 4gsm. Single colour ink tinting and background wash.
Box framed in distressed white limed Australian Tasmanian Oak with shatter proof acrylic glazing, ready to hang.
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Dimensions: 95H x 95W x 8D cm
Cat# RBpsa100 | 2018
âHonoring the Earth Day 2022â international online group exhibition, Diversia 2022, Exhibizone, Canada
Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize 2021
Second Place â Botanicals Exhibition â The Art Room Contemporary Gallery 2019
Second Place â Botanicals Exhibition â LightSpaceTime Gallery Florida 2018.