Monochromatic

Cones by Bert Flugelman
Cones by Bert Flugelman

A monochromatic image is composed of a gradient of a single colour, and has an emphasis on texture and composition. Whilst this sculpture in Canberra is not entirely monochromatic it does demonstrate the power of a simple colour scheme and shape and form.

(The stainless steel cones (1976-1982) from this angle reflect the ground and the trees in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, Canberra, Australia)

Oh what a tangle

Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)

The Moreton Bay fig tree with its powerful buttresses and long dangling, intertwisted aerial roots creates a sense of awe and wonder. The characteristic “melting” appearance is due to its habit of dropping aerial roots from its branches, which upon reaching the ground, thicken into supplementary trunks which help to support the weight of its crown.