by Graham Toomey
69 x 92 cm
Some years ago I wanted to do a body of work that takes me further into a world that is me. I like to find new ways of feeling and being with Country. Country is embedded in my DNA which entails the environment which is old, precious and fragile. I feel I am the plants, the earth, its dust, the trees, the wind, the darkness, the light and all mother nature’s gifts. Using microscopes provide by Sydney University, I journeyed into the fascinating world a science, time and beauty. This artwork shares not only the beautiful conformation of the plant, but a message that reminds us all that Country, (mother nature) needs to be cared for and intern Country will care for us.
The Correa alba or White Correa is an Australian native plant used by our people, for tea.