“Horizon Figure”, 1999–2000, Corten Steel, 290x76x400cm, Palmer Sculpture Landscape, South Australia.

Palmer Sculptural / Environmental Landscape,
South Australia

 

Palmer, rainshadow country in the Adelaide hills is a fragile landscape reminiscent of the Flinders Ranges. This is not the "pristine" country of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is tougher, but beautiful in a sense that much of Australia is; where life and death are close neighbours.

 

Somehow this formulae produces dramatic landscapes. To sit on the Southern rock escarpment and see the Murray in the distance and perhaps Lake Alexandria / The Coorong in the far distance is a moving experience. This is big sky country too, where you can see forever.

 

How wonderful! Who would want a fake Tuscan facade in the suburbs? This is also land on the edge, the last of the Adelaide hills before the country drops away to the Murray Flats.

 

 

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