"Smith's Creek Gum" 2017 Celeste Wrona
“SMITHS CREEK GUM” 2017
Ink on Paper
“Smith’s Creek Gum” is inspired by the layers of bark that slowly reveal themselves, to bare the beauty of the ghostly gum’s flesh beneath. Celeste’s home and studio are situated on the outskirts of Sydney, surrounded by the gorgeous Smith’s Creek Reserve, every day she is graced by the beauty of the enchanting textures, tones and patterns of these gum trees. They provide for her a moment of solidarity and calm in her usually buzzing household, they remind us to peel away the layers of our often-superficial lives, they bring mindfulness and calm, they ground her.