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A return to a flower today. I was looking through my photos this afternoon and came across a series of photos I did a month or two ago that I didn’t like at all. But on looking at them again I have changed my mind. They’re okay-ish.

Here’s one example … I was trying to represent a flower from a different perspective – to tell a different story from the usual front-on shot with the whole flower in the frame. To me this shot is an explosion of colour and line and shape. What do you see?

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Another shot from the William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges. Between 1949 and 1960 Ricketts (1898-1993) travelled to Central Australia and lived with the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte Aboriginal people. He also spent two years in India (1970-1972) living in an ashram learning about the philosophy of Indian people.

The traditions and culture he experienced in Central Australia inspired many of his sculptures. This is one work that shows that influence very clearly.

While the cracks in the sculpture weren’t deliberate, they help to convey a message about the fragility of life and culture and tradition.

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The theme for this week’s 52 week project was A Flower … yep, just one. Because I take a lot of flower photos, I thought I’d try something different.

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