Lagurus ovatus (bunny tail grass) is an Old World plant that grows throughout the hills here. It produces pale, fluffy flowerheads in summer. I came upon a meadow of them in the hills near camp and made studies for my Florilegium before they were destroyed by autumn rains.
- Sol. Journal entry (coordinates withheld).
BTS notes: A Florilegium is an illustrated book of plants. Banks’ Florilegium (one of the more famous examples) was made during the Endeavour’s voyage to the new world, and is one of the inspirations behind Sol’s Atlas ☺️ please leave me a comment to say hi, and don’t forget to follow if you want to join Sol on her adventures x
I spent today at one of my favourite nameless beaches. A half-crescent of sand surrounded by steep cliffs and only accessible by the reef at low tide. I made studies of the rock-climbing shrubs, and was watched by tiny silver fish that shone in the shallow water.
- Sol. Journal entry 33.61°S 115.02°E.
Got my photos back from the photographer last night.
@mistairuk airbrush paints in blue, yellow and red
Bald cap and prosthetics made by me
Photography by Neil Macmillan
33.63°S 115.02°E Journal entry:
On the coast here the sun is harsher than anywhere else. Beachgoers wear a strip of protective zinc across their face like warpaint; usually white, sometimes neon green or pink. Morning is the sweet spot before the winds turn onshore during the rest of the day. If you're lucky, a "lago" (Late Afternoon Glass Off) will bring back the perfect swimming conditions before sunset, or you can head to beaches on the East side of Cape Naturaliste (which are protected from the breeze) and wallow all day in clear glittering water. - Sol.
Artist’s notes: photographed with local spinifex. Follow more more art! Print store coming soon.