Exhibition inspired by the Eucalyptus

Exhibition inspired by the Eucalyptus

Article in the Frankston Times, Tuesday 1st March 2022

“To me, the Eucalyptus is an artist and gumnuts are its artworks. As a trained sculptor, I can only dream of carving with such skill, to produce these perfectly shaped wooden sculptures,” she said. “The Eucalyptus tree does it naturally, after practicing for over 100 million years to get these shapes right.

“Some plants protect their seeds inside of soft fruit. But this is Australia, where resilience and toughness are striking characteristics of our environment, our history and also contemporary culture. To me, the gumnut is the perfect symbol of what it means to be Australian.”

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