The Spiral Tree (takayna)

With the upcoming "Tarkine in Motion" exhibition I can't help but reminisce back to a trip I made out to takayna in March, 2019. I remember sitting with my paints engulfed by a recently clear-felled coupe. It had rained that morning, and the poignant smell of moist Eucalypt heartwood steamed through the jagged and splintered wreckage. In the center of the flattened coupe touching the heavens stood a Eucalyptus Regnan. Regnans can grow to hundreds of meters tall and are known for being the tallest flowering plants in the world. The weighted trunk spiraled and twisted its way up into the cornered branches above. Judging by the disconformity of girth between the trunk and the canopy this tree

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