2022 09 26 Image of the week

This is a close-up photo using my phone, which is what I have to hand when walking my dog on bush trails. This image, in a similar manner to my previously featured Banksia photo, seems over-detailed (too sharp?) if that makes sense. I must take the camera, rephotograph and compare the shots.

Anyway, back to the subject. This is a section of a Scribbly gum trunk. I’ve always wondered what makes these amazing track marks and Google tells me:

The scribbly gum is a native Australian eucalyptus tree which is easy to spot because of the distinctive markings along its smooth yellow-gray trunk. These zig-zag tracks or ‘scribbles’ are made by the moth grub as it tunnels between the old and new bark.

What a cool effect.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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4 Responses to 2022 09 26 Image of the week

  1. Mary Hedges says:

    Claire, I have always loved the scribble gum scribbles ans taken photos and wanted to do something in wire, but never got a good idea how to do so. I just love your photo and very interested in what you do with it.
    Have been really enjoying your latest series of photos.

  2. hawahc says:

    Now I am wanting to know how to translate it into a collagraph!

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