Currently I am living – temporarily – in East Bentleigh with my son while my sister is on holiday: she is doing base camp on Everest. My son is living here while doing VCE at Brighton Secondary College.
A few days ago while taking my dog, Eddy for a walk I collected some natural urban debris from the nature strips on my way home. It has been very windy lately in Melbourne, with lots of bark, leaves, tree branches and twigs, and seedpods littering the streets.
On arriving home I arranged some of my gleaned ephemera into an artwork which I documented using my digital camera. The concept of an ephemeral artwork is that it is temporarary, and often constructed of non-permanent materials.
I like the soft textures of the small flexible tree branches and redness of the leaves in contrast to the cracks on the concrete. I also enjoy the organic nature of the materials juxtoposed on the cold harsh, yet textured, surface of the concrete.
I think I will explore using this image on some gift cards which I may add to my shop on Etsy.