Tree Patterns and More

Good morning everyone - as I walk my dog Indy each morning and evening I can't stop marvelling at the patterns around me. Today let's look into, for a brief moment, the intricate patterns made by our glorious trees that help enhance our neighbourhoods in my case - in the east of Melbourne in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Mountains which are part of the last sections of the Great Dividing Range that streaks down the east coast of Australia and ends in the glorious Grampians in the western Victoria.
Patterns in Eucalypts Photo: Anne Newman

Eucalypts—often called gum trees—are icons of the Australian flora. With more than 800 species they dominate the Australian landscape, forming forests, woodland and shrublands in all environments except the most arid deserts.1

If you would like to read the story of the Australian Eucalypts please follow the bookmark link below.

The story of our eucalypts
Australia’s eucalypts are ancient and diverse

Whether individual or in clusters, trees make for spectacular patterns. If you click on the caption of each image you will be taken to other photographs by these photographers.

Photo by Collie Coburn / Unsplash
Photo by Simone Dalmeri / Unsplash
Photo by Colin Watts / Unsplash
Photo by Casey Horner / Unsplash

Returning to the beauty of the eucalypts, Australian artist Cressida Campbell has created wonderful woodcuts of Australian trees and other aspects of nature amongst her magnificent works.

We are very fortunate in that Julie has been to an exhibition of Cressida Campbell's works and so if you would like to learn more about the creative works of one of Australia's leading artists, an artist who sees patterns all around her in the natural and human made world, please follow the two bookmark links below.

The fascinating work of Cressida Campbell – Part 1
Today we meet contemporary Australian artist Cressida Campbell. We study her unique woodblock and print making processes. Image: National Gallery of Australia
The fascinating work of Cressida Campbell – Part 2
In Part 2 of our posts on Cressida Campbell, we look at her landscape scenes of the Australian bush, busy harbours and street scenes around Sydney. Image: Art Sales Digest.

You can also see and hear Cressida speak about her view of receating her world by watching the short video below.

And don't forget to keep your eyes wide open to take in the patterns that are all around you.