Before the leaves turn
Exhibition with SCAPE Public Art at Studio 125 Gallery, Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.
May - July 2019.
I watch the birds circle outside through the gap in the curtains
what colour is the sky, what colour are the mountains
cloud is never far away
There’s a pocket of sun across the lake
a space between landforms
bordered by golden grassed mounds
like oceans of blonde hair
billowing in the wind
Every year I visit Wanaka to spend time with my family, usually it's early in the new year. This year it was a little later, the beginning of Autumn, when the landscape was on the precipice of preparing for winter.