AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Butterfly Spirit

An example of some metal art I purchased some years ago at the Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery, Carrick.
The original artist Mirek Marik (who made the above butterfly) has passed on his skills and knowledge to his son Tom, who will continue the family history.
To display it well with shadows, I have added it to my black candelabra shape.

Deep metallic glows
Art of butterfly spirit
Graced with curved shadows

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Hey Harriet said...

That's gorgeous! I love the colours of the butterfly and the way you've displayed it! Happy Sunday Gemma!

Dianne said...

it's beautiful
I love that the son will carry on

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic shadow shot for the day, Gemma!! Wonderful composition! Such a beautiful butterfly! I'd love to have one like this for my apartment! It's always fun to find something special like this! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Patti said...

Beautiful butterfly ~ love the iridescent quality.

Nice haiku to accompany your shadow shot. I still haven't attempted to write haiku. I don't feel comfortable, I suppose.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful. And I love the words "butterfly spirit".

robin. said...

so, so beautiful. such rich colors gemma. thanks for sharing this today!!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a gorgeous sculpture Gemma!! Love the colors and the beautiful curves of it's wings!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ralph said...

That is stunning art! We think of metals as being heavy and cold - yet here, this butterfly is intricate and delicate instead. A person devoted to metal as a medium makes a lovely piece - and happily the traditions continue unto the next generation! Nice!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Yes-that is gorgeous!

Catherine said...

A lovely piece with subtle shadows...

Gillena Cox said...

really artful

much love...

Chubskulit Rose said...

That is lovely!



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