Monday, January 31, 2011

Stormy weather


There is a severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of the south east.
A thick band of storms...

Torrential rain and flash flooding. People are advised to take shelter.
I wonder what is beyond that thick wall of water falling from the sky?

Did I see a glimmer?
Rain easing.

Scattered showers.
Sun Ah.

Underneath the storm is like walking under a waterfall into another world.

These 4 brooches about storms sweeping across the Wallum were created during the recent floods when we received about half a meter of thundery rain in 4 days and the side of the hill slipped away. Making them was difficult, the first batch lost to rising waters and when I was seperated from my etching bath for way too long. After that I was too careful with the etching and achieved conservative and boring results. Despondency.
So I pretended to be a risk taker and put the bath in the hot sun which had finally emerged. Forgetting about it, I discovered these rugged results some hours later. Weathered brooches. Eroded by the torrents of rain and beaten by the sun. Plucked to safety minutes before total disintergration.

4 comments:

Anna Davern said...

These are beautiful

Anna said...

Nice to see a positive use of the current weather conditions :^)

Pru Morrison said...

They're really rugged, like weathered hairy gentlemem, in the best way - chest hair rather than ear/ nose.They're beaut.

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

thanks! i'm glad you clarified the precise location of the grizzled male body hair pru!