Friday, April 16, 2010

Rust in the north west

Fiona and I have just returned home today after travelling more than 3000klms by car over the last 8 days. We flew back from Townsville today so that we could be home to attend the launch of the Earth, Dreams, Magic publication.

As indicated in an earlier post we went to Mackay for the artists' book exhibition; and then out to Longreach where Fiona was teaching a couple of evening calligraphy classes.
We stopped off in Hughenden and Winton on the way to Longreach. As always we were on the look out for bits and pieces we can use in our art work - this included gathering rusted stuff.

The railway line between Hughenden and Winton is being dismantled so I was lucky to gather a good stash of railway spikes. And in contrast to the rail spikes I also found a few rusted metal leaves. The railway spikes are quite weighty so my backpack ended up marked as heavy by the airline.
I think the railway spikes will featured in a piece for the Lucas Park exhibition.

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