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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

This is my second week participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge… and the photo I am posting was taken about a year ago on my rural property in Dunnstown, Victoria, Australia.

It is of a small, new, delicate toadstool sprouting from some horse manure on an early fresh winters morning – for me this encapsulates ‘growth’.

I like this photo because of the layers of landscape, and the detail of the water beads on the new green grass… again all about growth, newness and feshness.

Hope you enjoy it too 🙂

Mushroom : Digital Photograph – unedited

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Finished Pit Fired Sculptures…

Two of the completed sculptures from the sawdust and pit firing: much pain later!! Very happy with the colour results and the assemblage of the pieces, though difficult with an injured finger, has turned out really well :-)) All the work is now complete for the exhibition (pics to come), including painted plinths! First thing in the morning delivery to Gallery on Sturt , then off to the doctors to assess the stitched up finger.

PhD Installation

My PhD installation comprised of organic sculptural ceramics that explored environmental issues through the use of organic and textured materials. Clay was utilised as a metaphor, in either its fired or unfired form, as it is ‘the skin of the earth’, and is therefore ideal to communicate the fragility and changeability of our environment. The installation is intended to be a conduit for the participant to reinvigorate their innate interdependence on the natural world.

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Works in progress

Currently I am working toward an exhibition in November in Ballarat with Strobe which will be called Earth and Sky. I am the Earth, Strobe is the Sky (he takes abstract aviation photos). Some of these works will be pit fired and some glazed.

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