About 10 days ago I put the word out I was seeking a studio and was delighted to be offered an excellent temporary space at the home of a wonderful couple with a permaculture garden to die for and something else in their back garden which made me really smile. Shelves...so often hard to come by...I got lucky here and was able to unpack straight on to these great shelves. Settled in no time I worked on paper and in journals as I am doing research at this stage and developing ideas for work to come.
Yes...its a naturally landscaped pool...and given the humidity of late its been such a tonic to swim about for a while to cool down. I was able to spend 4 solid days getting back onto work after my recent NZ break. Its also a bonus to have on hand someone with a green thumb with a background in organic and permaculture gardening who is actually growing many edible plants including some indigenous species of great interest to me at present due to the project I'm doing on seeds* - presently concentrating on what is native to this region.
Being Queensland of course there are pineapples growing in this garden.
HOMAGE TO THE SEED* is the title of my project this year as Artist-in-Residence at Brisbane Botanic Gardens.