Friday, December 03, 2010

making tracks



When I did these I was thinking about walking through the wallum with my children.
Last time I did this Sweet P. got tired and I had to piggyback her. I lost my new sunglasses.
The wallum swallowed them up and in the glittering, sparkling, scratchy, wallum with the bright hot sun bearing down I looked and looked for my sunnies as the little girls sat under a banksia wilting and sucking their thumbs.

We didn't find the sunnies ...but the shy wallum did reveal her treasures as we saw many many of the elusive vanilla orchids with their pale,unphotographable mauve spots.

7 comments:

andrew widdis said...

These are stunning Shannon.

Vicki Grima said...

What a lovely description of how this work came into being. Thank you Shannon!

Noela Mills said...

I love these, Shannon - muted but beautiful colours and gentle but dynamic compositions. I look forward to seeing the body of work all put together xoxoxo

Margaret Brampton said...

I really like this new work of yours with strong colours and contrast. I was very interested to see your work based on medieval themes. It's one of my favourite themes to work from and I thought your work looked exciting. I would so like to be able to hold it!

Sophie Milne said...

Beautiful Shannon. And nice to see your fingers to get a sense of size. Lovely intimate objects.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

These are gorgeous, Shannon!

Romeu said...

Son unas piezas preciosas, alegres y delicadas. Gracias, eres una artista.
Un saludo desde el Mediterraneo!