Giant at Weenie Creek - Painting

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Russell Mckane on March 20, 2007

This Giant Blue gum is located at Weenie Creek camping area. It is one of about 50 trees in the location. A great place to camp free. This is an oil painting 750mm x 1150mm, painted over a period of about 12 weeks. Kookaburras and Lyre birds are regular visitors here.

Russell Mckane on April 2, 2007

“Giant at Weenie Creek” Figure in Landscape No 24 2006

There were giants in the land. What a sad truth. Weenie Creek campsite is home to a grove of giant Blue Gums, preserved in a popular camping site, bounded by the steep walls of rock and a creek.

The undergrowth is camped out and now European grass. It is not unlike the famous Blue gum Forest in the Grose Valley, Blackheath, which fortunately was closed to camping in the seventies to enable the undergrowth to recover. But here is one of the only spots were people can camp for free, with very little restrictions.

The giants in true spirit take the occasional blows from uncaring Tommy hawks wielded by less than Davids. A promised land under threat? The spies reported to Moses “But there are giants in the land.” The sad truth is that there are not many giants left. Log out, crowed out, why are we as humans afraid of giant trees? Is their long life a reminder of our few years? Must they be conquered and bought low with pen knives and chain saws?

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  • Uploaded on March 14, 2007
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    by Russell Mckane

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