A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Seven Days of Wood
4 - the Paperbark

The melalueca is often referred to as a "paperbark" as it's bark is very reminiscent of a strong tissue paper.  Each layer is in a different hue,  and it was quite fashionable for a time, for artists to create entire pictures using different coloured bark pasted to a board background.

I suspect that that particular art movement has now been relegated to the "tourist kitsch" school.

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


istanbuldailyphoto said...

Great images. Congratulations.

Julie said...

And thank heavens for that, I say! Together with macrame baskets.

Lovely light exposing the layers here.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. We have a paperbarl and river birch that have similar bark but not the same.

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Jilly said...

Is this the tree that produces the bark for aboriginal paintings?

bitingmidge said...

Yes Jilly, and also for cooking and for that matter lining plant baskets.

Handy stuff!

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