A Photographic Exhibition
by Bob Brown
You are invited to the opening of Nature’s Patterns
A photographic exhibition by Bob Brown.
Photography with a difference. It is Bob Brown’s way of looking deeper into the beautiful intricacies of our planet Earth.
He says ‘We are all part of nature, part of the pattern of life on Earth. And as the great architect of Barcelona Antoni Gaudi said ‘all creativity comes from the great book of nature’.
‘Last year partner Paul Thomas and I took a long drive around the Great Australian Bight and were astounded by the unsung beauty of the extensive sand dunes near the Nullabor. It was winter and, in the morning, there was frost on the dunes. But the most striking features were wrought by the winds: both the smooth rounded dunes themselves, sometimes appearing like a huge pavlova, and the finely wrought patterns the wind of the day was weaving on the surface of those dunes,’ Bob said.
‘We were reminded of eighteenth century English mystic poet William Blake’s famous ‘Auguries of Innocence’ beginning
‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour ...’
‘Blake went on to vent his wrath on people who are cruel to nature and its beings. We hope this exhibition will give viewers reason to think again about the rapid loss of Earth’s natural beauty under the pressure of eight billion people wanting more and more from our one finite planet. In the beauty of nature is a salve for every soul,’ he said.
The photographs will also feature in Paul and Bob’s forthcoming photographic book of their recent journey, including the Bight and the wild west cost of Tasmania, called ‘Green Nomads. Wild Places’.
The Nature's Patterns opening reception will be held on Sunday November 11, noon to 2:00pm at the Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide.
Funds raised from the sales of the photos in the exhibition will be donated to Sarah Hanson-Young's re-election campaign.
ADELAIDE SA 5000
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