Chas Spain

Good art keeps you warm..’ Andy Goldsworthy

Challenge for this week was to create a transient artwork in a public space using only the materials found in the environment.

With tutorials on Jeanne-Claude and Christo as a benchmark, it was just a little bit intimidating to decide where to start.

Some of their works were 20 years in the planning.

Sometimes when I draw or paint in public, people are quite nice and stop and chat. Other times I feel they quite studiously keep their distance ..

So I found doing something a little more unusual – albeit very simple – to be quite a challenge. Of course Melbourne is no stranger to people doing strange arty things.

My simple effort below was inspired by the superbly marked leaves of a eucalypt clearly trying to outdo its nearest neighbour – the architectural rubric cube in the Carlton Gardens.

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