Saturday, July 16, 2011

One more from the garden

One more image from the Garden of Australian Dreams. This photo is taken from somewhere near Darwin in the Northern Territory. You see, the ground of the Garden is a giant map, or rather a number of maps superimposed. It's a strip of Australia, running down from the Tiwi Islands (behind me) and down past Birdsville (over the other side of the hill). As well as place names and the names of Aboriginal tribal areas, there are survey marks, roads, rivers and vegetation types. And across the whole thing, there is the word 'home' in many of the languages spoken in multicultural Australia.

There's more symbolism here, but I think tomorrow we'll go inside.

1 comment:

zakton said...

Great artwork ... having the map drawn on the ground.