On Wednesday, Sally Campbell took me on an excursion to her cattle property "Clarenden", 40kms north-west of Blackall. What was most interesting was the differences in the landscape to my visit earlier in the week to "Stratford".
|the landscape at Clarenden, more open|
|Couldn't resist an arty shot of this rusty wire|
|Travelling around Clarenden|
|We saw lots of Brolgas at Clarenden, so elegant|
and beautiful with the red on their heads
This afternoon in the studio I worked on my 'Desert Uplands' book using pre-rusted pages. I used string, sisal, gum leaves and Athol Pine leaves (to depict the desert oak). The string reminds me of the wire fences and the sisal hints at the many types of grasses found in the landscape. Tomorrow I plan to sew it all together with a hard cover using single sheet binding. I might even make 2 books of it.
|The pages of 'Desert Uplands' drying.|