What a year 2010 was! The year-long residency at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens has come to a close... sadly ... but happily this is just the beginning of the next chapter for the project Homage to the Seed.... begun tentatively last February.
I had no idea how many stories, people and initiatives I would touch down with through this project...but it has been extraordinary, precious and hugely uplifting to say the least.
Its far too early to outline what 2011 will involve ... lets just say research on seeds, considerable reflection and also painting at the Paddington studio has continued to be a big part of daily life... with of course breaks for a recent trip to Melbourne, Xmas and time with friends and family. We've also been having the wettest and, for some, toughest festive season in years. Read a story just posted at my other blog!
|New years image from the floods of Qld. See more at that story above!|
People are still sending me links to wonderful Seed intitaves... so there are lots of posts waiting for me to put up as soon as I can!
If you wish to visit my latest web-link that I started new years eve for some whimsy click seed capsules and you will find my experiment with Tumblr which I am really enjoying... I love the fact that the archive is a storehouse for images I wish to return to, think more about or use in some way! I was a little rusty at first and have to tidy it up but it is SO convenient and I like the feel of it I must say.
From the archive:
|Marian Bijlenga, collage from her book 'written weed'|
|uncertaintimes: thethirdmind: Materia Medica of Vegetable Origin|
Tumblr offers a fascinating world and a really viable respository for images, links and ideas.
|Food bowl for a continent under water!|
Last year Food Security emerged as an issue to take seriously in mainstream media. Events such as the Queensland floods point to the kind of phenomena being discussed as a reason we must rethink the sustainability of the systems in place - food, water, soil, farming and food production... to cope with changes we are experiencing with climate.
...here's something else to think about in 2011... from National Geographic on population... their theme for the year!
I wish you all a wonderful 2011 and hope you will be back to visit, leave comments and links ... and that together we will find ways to be more creative about how we manage the resources of this planet for the best interests of all!
Abundant blessings to all!