a quick flight through time and space

Posted: March 7, 2023 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Last week I made a flying visit to Perth to visit Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach

to see my friend Bronwyn Berman’s Dancing on Air in situ

& to see my friend Olga Cironis with her video installation made in collaboration with Duncan Wright for Know thy Neighbor Spaced#3 Group exhibition at Cullity Gallery UWA with Elham Eshraghian, Yabini Kickett, Amy Perejuan-Capone.

I met Gija Jumulu aka the Big Boab at the Botanic Gardens in Kings Park at dawn on Saturday

her spirit is strong

the huge gum nuts & silver foliage of Eucalyptus macrocarpa

the Banksia collection is extraordinary

loved this heart shaped leaf growing out of the trunk of a Salmon White Gum

Olga & I scattered an envelope of Roderick’s ashes at a wild beach down the coast

a playful breeze picked up and blew the ashes back on us! Aaaarrrrkkkk! AAAArrrrkkkk!

  1. Graham says:

    WA is a wonderful botanic place

  2. dinahmow says:

    What a lovely trip! And thank you for sharing ((Mo))

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Di))) it took nearly half a century for me to get back to Perth, I lived in Subiaco in 1974!

      • dinahmow says:

        I’ve STILL not been that far west! Peter did a work trip over to Perth and Kalgoorlie. He liked what he saw of Perth.

        • Mo Crow says:

          Perth was a sleepy country town half a century ago, it’s all very sleek and modern these days with very good infrastucture, their public transport system is so easy to use even for someone from interstate!

  3. Wayne Snowdon says:

    Hope it wasn’t a “Big Lebowski” moment…😉

  4. Lana says:

    You look like you’re having a wonderful life!

  5. Faith says:

    This visit makes me rethink my old desire to spend half the year in Australia. It’s not likely ever to happen, so I do appreciate seeing the arts and nature.

  6. Marti says:

    Dancing on Air just moves into my body, the curve at the end, movement …and dear Rod, letting you know, he will always be with you. How very much like dancing on air, the breeze that blew him back to you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) Roderick still makes me laugh & it was so good to connect with Olga and Bronwyn, such strong inspiring artists & very good friends that always make me laugh!

  7. deemallon says:

    Rod’s humor making an appearance. How nice. Thanks for the pictures. I especially loved that heart shaped leaf.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) the crows were so wild and loud, showing me the way for the whole 3 days I was over there, calling from the tree in the garden & on the roof of the air B&B cottage an hour before each dawn, beckonng me on through Kings Park to meet the Big Boab, playing with the Sculptures by the Sea, helping me look for sea shells and shiny things on the beach, Magic Days!

  8. Eliene says:

    Looks like it was a fabulous fun filled trip. Loved seeing all the photos but especially liked that one of you sitting, looking out to sea with Bronwyns Dancing on Air behind you…..and that Boab; she truly is a beauty. Happy you had a good trip.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Eliene))) the woman looking out to sea in the frame with Bronwyn’s sculpture was a tourist, very hard to get any photos without people enjoying the sculptures & the view! Had such a good time, Magic Days!

  9. Nancy says:

    (((Mo))) What a glorious experience! Each artistic piece coming from the heart of the maker…and the art of Mother Nature on full display. The Big Boab tree is amazing and that lil heart leaf, to Rod’s visit…Love was with you all along. Blessings.

  10. Liz A says:

    love how your eye caught on both the giant gum nuts and the diminutive heart leaf … and thinking I very much like the notion of sending small packets of ashes flying in more than one place and time

    but this most of all … “Magic Days, this getting old caper is really a lot of fun!”

  11. fiona says:

    Oh what a fabulous visit Mo! Those stunning skies, the plants, the art, the friends…so much glorious beauty. And Rod and the breeze.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) so good to reconnect with the wild thing I was at 19 who hitchhiked across the Nullabor when it was still a dirt road back in 1974 & the ambitious glass artist I was half a lifetime ago when Olga & I first met at Sydney College of the Arts in the late 80’s & shared a flat in Balmain in the early 90’s to the crone I am now, a retired gardener and bushwalker stitching dreams into the long cloth of grief & wonder!

  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit to Perth. I laughed at Rod’s ashes on the breeze as I marveled at the clarity of the water he was avoiding.

  13. Margaret Johnson says:

    Hey Mo, sounds like you had a great time. Mike and I drove across the Nullabor in ’71 in an old Transit van, filled with our belongings. Sure was a bone rattling trip. Moved to Sydney to live a few years later. ox

  14. debgorr says:

    All of this…so beautiful. Glad you had this time!

  15. Karen says:

    So full of beautiful connections, Mo. We are part of everything. The colour of that sea is amazing!

  16. Barry says:

    Hi MC – it may have taken time to get back to Perth but the time was right and releasing OMC’s ashes into the ocean seems to be another beautiful release. Go gently. B

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Barry))) just back from a weekend in the Big Smoke catsitting for my ex next door neighbour and seeing two totally fabulous exhibitions! Jenny Orchard’s Inhabitants of the House that refused to Participate (Mythical and future incarnations of the dissolution) 2019 – 2023 at Stella Downer Fine Art and Armando Chant’s solo show for the NAS Award 2023 Vallée at Dominik Mersch Gallery, will write a post about both shows early tomorrow morning!

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