Our first encounter and observation of the Eucalyptus for this work. Bails book fresh in may head i search for these classifications, only picking out the common ones. And starting to find small differences in the bark, the shape of the trees, the silhouettes and the shape of the bush as a large abstract pattern. Crackly, brittle, sharp edges, curving branches like elongated limbs. Its not a forrest where you can walk through undetected, each step and snap of a fallen twig. It does have around to it. The overlapping bark turned into a collage with hand made paper drawing, the squiggly patterns into a drawing of a type of script. The squiggly bark into a watercolour like a river system mirroring the meandering traces in the tree face. So much to work with. A bit overwhelming.
Starting to see Damian’s music notes, short-hand like marks, which resemble small cuts in the tress and which capture in an abstract way the overall rhythm.