Where would we be

fig tree love

Wise and complex root system sustaining life on a city street

without the tree?

tree watercolour

Tree Scribble Painting One

It offers breath

 

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Sculpture by the Sea

(Bondi)
is a collaboration between

Sculpture by Sea

High Tide
Tsukasa Nakahara

art, nature and community.

An endless stream of all types of people

views, talks, walks

along a divine stretch of coastline. 

Sculpture by Sea art

Great Southern Noongar
Janine McAullay Bott

Some sculptures

consciously collaborate

with the elements.

They change dramatically

over the days.

art collaboration nature

Rise and Fall
Small Ocean Collaboration with Jeremy Sheehan

This figure perches

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Play of

Allow me to

glass reflection photo Swain

I love this.
I cannot recall what it is.
Rocks and glass and floral reflections? Oh. And me photographing the mystery.
What do you think it might be?

inspire you with

Reflections photo indoor outdoor

Reflections Too
The kitchen window at a friend’s place. You see through it. The wooden dresser with little flower transfers. You see off it. The wonderful calm confusion of reflected ambiguity.

the play of light,

Inside outside reflect Swain

Reflections Three
That same friend’s house. Inside/outside become one.

reflections

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Climbing Trees, Knowing Home

How lucky am I?

My original muse was David Swain.

He helped me find my niche.

He helped me find my balance.

He helped me find my footing.

He helped me know home.

My original

leaf art Swain

Leafettes
micro mini canvasses
Sally Swain © original art

muse, David Swain (1923 – 2010)

would be turning 93 right now. My dear Dad.

He taught me to climb trees.

spotted gum tree photo

Folds, Spots and Wrinkles. A tree has no need for anti-ageing cream.

and know home.

I was not a confident little girl.

When I was seven,

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How to Grow a

Delicatree.

tree art painting Sally Swain

Delicatree
Sally Swain © original art

A PAINTAGE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • a palette of squodgy leftover paint from your residential aged care art therapy clients
  • patterns, textures and colours from magazines of any era
  • a cup of expressive slapdashery
  • a cup of order-making quietitude
  • a black felt pen
  • a goodly dose of tenderness
  • a slug of love
  • immeasurable commitment to creative process

Method:

 

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