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Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Birds

Above: The Birds
You could be forgiven for thinking you have just stepped into an Alfred Hitchcock movie -
remember ..... "The Birds"?

What Is It?
This is actually part of the Scar Project which is located at Enterprize Park. Indigenous people would traditionally take pieces of bark from some trees to make canoes, shields or baby cradles and these 'scar trees' would serve as a signpost for other clans to let them know they had entered the land of another community. The "Scar Project" is representative of these scar trees and was constructed by Indigenous artists who used original wharf poles from Queens Bridge.


The Weekend In Black and White


Today's quote: Can I bring the lovebirds, Mitch? They haven't harmed anyone ~ Cathy Brenner.

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a great image!

Small City Scenes said...

I remember that movie. Scary!!!
Excellent shot. MB

Fotokarusellen said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Like your image very much. Well done!
Have a nice weekend.

~Just me again~ said...

What an awesome shot. I remember the Birds. I think they should make a remake of it, with the technology they have no, I think it would be cool.

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing sculptures! I have not seen them yet in Melbourne! School holidays are coming! They're on the list! A great perspective in this photo!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Thanks for that fascinating commentary and I really like this sculpture...especially the way the lines curve up as if the birds were taking flight...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great imagery and perspective. I can hear the Alfred Hitchcock music now

diane b said...

Great idea, great sculpture.

Birdman said...

...and I like this angle you shot it from... and the light.

LauraX said...

fascinating forms!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Very informative. We had not heard of this tradition when we visited Australia.

There seemed to be some parts of the Outback where there would not be a lot of trees of sufficient size to scar.

Genie said...

on, my...this is a wonderful post. i loved learning about the Scar Project and the history of it. the birds are lovely and you capture so nice. i like the idea of the use of the post. nice work.

JM said...

Very cool pelicans! Great work.

Rekha said...

These are beautiful pieces of work well captured and thanks for the little history lesson...have a good weekend or what's left of it.

EG Wow said...

This is the first I've ever heard of 'scar trees." Fascinating. And I really like the birds...even if it does remind me of the movie. :))

TheChieftess said...

Cool shot...the silhouette of the black and white really makes it work!!!

Curious...where did you find your flag translator???

Kaori said...

I think The Birds was actually one of the scariest movies I've ever seen! Your photo does kind of remind me of it :-D

Halina said...

I like your image.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.