After last week's wintry weather, it has been unseasonably warm today...
but be warned: the cold winds will return later in the week..
Now you all know I love a bird, and enjoy the lorikeets who visit every day..
so you can imagine how captivated I was to find this fascinating installation in GoMA this week:
|Madeleine Kelly, Spectra of birds' 2014-15|
The artist, Madeleine Kelly, has recreated a series of Australian birds using Tetra Pak drink containers. The whimsical creations are easily identified, and it is a fun piece, with an underlying message of ecological awareness.
The artist recycles used containers, coating them with encaustic (heated wax with coloured pigment added).
The work is accompanied by a list of endangered birds which she would like to see in her area, and recreate as art.
The good old Aussie Galah..
Blue fairy wrens (we have these at our place)
These are part of the exhibition GomaQ, featuring local Queensland artists..
and speaking of birds, you might remember I started a couple of succulent gardens.
Well, the other day when we were out, we were visited by a flock of these naughty guys:
I returned to find my plants broken to pieces, all over the floor of the deck!
They don't eat them, they just do it for entertainment!!
I have salvaged what I can, and popped bits back in the tray to start over.
I don't know if these odd petals will shoot, but it's worth a try.
And it's a good thing I like birds, or I'd be out there with a slingshot....
Went to the Queensland Opera the other night:
'Candide' by Leonard Bernstein - (remember West Side Story?)
The Overture of Candide is often played and I love it - but had no idea of the story. It is a fun version of Voltaire's philosophies and the Enlightenment,
as Candide looks for the Best of all Possible Worlds..
Here's another version from YouTube:
I hope your week is also the Best of all Possibilities..