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Shrines to land

Shrines to land

Homage to the Australian central desert

In central Australia there are several rock forms that have been sacred before people even walked the land.
Then people did walk the land, and recognised the sacred place.

Today Uluru and Kata Juta are visited and admired by people from the world over.

We see the red desert and believe the sand to be red, yet it is actually white or pale blue inside. The iron coating has blown across from Western Australia for millennia. A fungus attaches to the grains of sand, eats the particles of iron and creates a red coating over each grain. Thus the desert rock forms appear red. Rub off the coating and inside you find a different coloured heart.

These bowl forms are inspired by the regal silhouette forms of Kata Juta, yet tip them up and their hearts are coloured differently.

Aren't we all a bit like that?

I'd be very happy if you'd share this!

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