sketching in Geelong Botanical Gardens
Yesterday I walked around the Gardens and sketched the ginkgo tree, a leafy plant and three wooden sculptures set in the fern garden. They used to be in little Malop Street and were removed as part of the city council upgrading (?) of the city centre. I always thought they resembled the wooden slit drums and sculptures of Vanuatu. However a GBC info site suggested they are acually four fern inspired sculptures and were made by local wood sculptor Viktor Ceberg. Their notes suggest they are of no heritage value, and are not in excellent condition as the wood is deteriorating with the effects of water and exposure to the elements. They may be retained or removed as required. Hmmm. The timber will require maintenance to prolong life of the sculpture. Really? Isn't that part of the attraction? think they look great in this garden location. I used A4 paper, pencils and pen in the drawings. If you click on a picture it will be enlarged, then you see that it's just a whole lot of scribbly lines and marks.