Posts Tagged ‘concrete’

street fossils

February 7, 2012



I came across a whole bunch of concrete fossils recently, on a wet day in Noosaville.  You know, concrete fossils, those special places in the suburban landscape where traces of leaves and other life has been recorded in the man made lithosphere.  It cheers me just a little that urban man’s efforts at dead, uniform, cheerless surfaces can sometimes be subverted by something as simple as leaves falling on wet concrete.  In this case they were the leaves of Paperbark (Melalueca quinquenervia) which had left their imprint on a meandering footpath in this holiday apartment filled former wetland.

public art ?

March 1, 2010

Does anyone know anything about this large “sculpture”?  It appears to be a piece of public art, though it looks more like it might have been designed by an engineer rather than an artist.  What makes it remarkable is the unexpected location, in the middle of nowhere beside a minor road. (Wilson Drive between Hill Top and Buxton to be precise).  There is a spot where a plaque was once attached, but that is no help to me now.  Embedded in the concrete are the letters SJE, the makers signature perhaps.

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