Site 1. Christopher Strong
Gumnut Reaching for the Sun Light
Oil on canvas - 40cm x 30cm
Christopher creates oil paintings based on his experiences with nature in Australia.
The sun had risen over the horizon to begin its arch across the north and the sky was still wearing the colours of dawn. Up high, above a house, was a bouquet of deep red at the end of a branch. This gumtree had been following the sun’s travels over the years and had grown higher than the fences and the buildings, so it could reach for it over the rooftop. The plump flowers were the tree’s fingertips, stretching to touch the sunlight.
Even when we are stationary and not able to move, it’s still possible to grow taller and stronger and to get ready to reach for the light when it’s finally time to move on the road the freedom.