Monday, 6 September 2010

Australia Sketch Journal

A little blast from the past. After doing a bit of botanical detective work for a friend of mine, I felt the need to go dig up my sketch journal from 2005's Australia project with ISV.

As it turns out, the rather gigantic, unidentified plant happily growing to tremendous proportions was a verbascum thapsus or the Common/Great Mullein. Put even more simply, giant, homeopathic weed.

As a result, I've scanned old drawings from the airport as well as the plant pictures from the field. These were done in a freezing cold heatless cabin in Victoria Australia. Most of them were taken from our base location near an Aluminium Smelting plant. Very neat stuff.

To view further botanical images from the Australia trip, click here