Thursday, December 31, 2015

Back to the Future

As the year winds down, what better people to spend one of the last days of 2015 with than two of our dearest friends?

On Tuesday Shane and I visited Leigh Hobbs, Dmetri Kakmi and their dogs Snowy and Lulu at the cottage at Newstead that they occasionally house-sit. Although our previous visit there was only a few months back, it seems like a lifetime ago. It was then that I collected the first of the Eucalyptus leaves that became the basis for the Leaves of Absence archival prints.

On this occasion, I took along the proofs to show Leigh and Dmetri and was gratified by their response. Bringing the work to where it all began was deeply satisfying. It's been quite a journey, and a fitting one to end the year on.

Shane Jones and Leigh Hobbs

Leigh and Dmetri 

Lulu and Snowy

One of many things we have in common is our love of film. Leigh has promised to
lend me this book in 2016

The view from the terrace, enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco 

Gathering more Eucalyptus leaves

Flashback to the first Newstead leaves, July 2015

Leaves of Absence proofs