Do you have your own exotic Eucalyptus story? Tell us about it here...

Impossible Gum

November 20, 2017

What can one say about the Rainbow Eucalypt but "Wow". And it's weird that even though it is not really a native tree of Australia, living as it does in more tropical climates, I can't help but claim it like a long lost relative who has emigrated overseas. You can find many pictures of this tree online, most of which are photoshopped to make the colours more saturated. I promise this image has not been processed and the colours are still awesome.

Bark like Paint Strokes

November 20, 2017

The Rainbow Gum bark reminded me of paint strokes. And they are distributed up the trunk in a kind of painterly-like distribution of colour range and placement. It must be these patterns in nature which we are trying to emulate in our abstract art.

Paint Strokes as Musical Inspiration

November 05, 2017

With the Rainbow Gum bark looking like paint strokes I thought there might be a way to represent this in sound. I composed a 'musical forest' in the concert work. In this section each instrument plays a different rises series of notes, as if painting the length of the trunk in brief separate dabs.

Please reload

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the past and present traditional, first nation Elders and peoples of Australia. They are the true custodians of this

country and we celebrate and cherish their ancient and continuing creative and spiritual engagement with this land.

We are grateful to those indigenous people of various nations on mainland Australia and the Torres Strait Islands who have warmly and kindly shared their traditional insights with us. We are mindful of the custodianship of the traditional owners of the past and present of the different lands we travel through for this work. We are conscious of what a special thing it is to be helped into a deeper understanding of the Australian landscape.

© 2020 By Damian Barbeler and Tim Jetis