Artists of the Northern Beaches: Manly Art Gallery and Museum.
September 11 — 25, 2009

The Eucalypt, or gum tree, is an integral part of the Australian identity. It’s leaf — both in shape and aroma is emblematic of the nation.Pittwater’s recreation reserves and national parks are home to numerous species. So ubiquitous and yet subtly different is this vegetation that we often pass it by without a second glance.

The series: ‘Glowing Eucalypt leafs’ (#s 1 – 5) alerts us to the species’ unique leaf habit: in growth, in the heat of the day, in the afternoon breeze and in death on the forest floor.

Here the ‘ordinary’, that ever familiar vegetation, is elevated to a pristine, even elegant status… a ballet of linear lightness.
(Adrian Boddy, 2009.)

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