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Australia’s Natural Landscape reflected in Tree Bark Giclee Art Prints

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A Guest post from our photographer friend Vitaly Geyman who lived in Australia for many years.

Where ever you go in the world you will find the most amazing nature
scenery.

Recently I have visited my homeland Australia for a taste of wild life and
adventure. Australia is an amazing country by any means. For example it has
one the largest sand islands in the world called Fraser Island.

There you can slide down on white sand dunes into a crystal clear lake. Yet
it is completely surrounded by an ocean of salt water. However my most
amazing encounter was with the gum tree forest, also known as Eucalyptus
trees. These 30 ft giants glow in the day and night like a beacon. There
are over 700 species Eucalyptus trees.

Eucalyptus from Australia

Australian aboriginal people believe that tree spirits are with us all the
time. Tree spirits are part of the “dream time story” which tells the story
of the creation of the universe.
Walking through a Eucalyptus forest one gets a strange feeling that someone
is watching you. My biggest fascination was with the bark of these amazing
tress. The White Gum Tree stands 30-40 ft high its smooth silky bark glows
in the dark. The  patterns in the bark reminded me of the tree spirits. A
women like figure, a  face of a ship started to appear as I kept working on
this image.

The Red Gum bark is even more dramatic. Filled with fine grain, you can
almost see it as an abstract painting of a modern artist. A ghost like face
floating through space. It is though the tree spirits that aboriginal people
talk about have carved their signature in the bark of the tree.
Australia is certainly an amazing  continent full of adventure and mystery.
The aboriginal people tell us that we are all part of the story of creation
the trees are our cousins and we should look after them just as much as they
support our very existence.

Australia Travel Article Provided by: Vitaly Geyman – Giclee Art Prints from Art Prints America



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