Patsy Smith

"Fairy Lights" photographic print

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Fine Art Photography print by Aunty Patsy


Photograph on Hahnemühle Art Paper, white border, sold unframed

Limited edition 1 / 10

A1 (841mm x 594mm)


“This photo was taken in the Howqua Valley, on location with the property owners, who are custodians of a significant Taungurung Cultural site. My dear friend and co-founder for the Taungurung Land Council (who has now passed) and I were warmly welcomed into the home and lives of the property owners for two days. Our invite was partly rest and relaxation, sharing stories over food and wine as well as walking along these special places on the property. I have very fond memories of the day (for many reasons) and recognize the unique knowledge and connection these people held for their land, their openness and understanding of our connection to this ancient place and the responsibility taken on as caretakers and guardians for this special site.


Connection to Country is about a deep understanding of the inter-relationship of the land and waterways that nurture all inhabitants. This knowledge is crucial for the ongoing health and survival for all environments now and for the generations to come. If one element is at risk, it may impact a whole ecosystem's future survival.


This photo was taken in mid-winter when the temperatures were low and rainfall was steady. There happened to be a beam of light, drawing our attention to these little white flowers, that reminded us of fairy lights lit up at night. This plant may appear less complex in element needs, but due to its limited confined space and mass singular explosion a quick life cycle is crucial for survival”.