Just home and smelling of the unmistakeable scent of ‘Twig Smoke’.
Tonight’s Twig was at a dairy farm just south east of Kerang, belonging to Di and Gary Bowles. I have attached a few photographs to show the atmosphere created by Trevor Flinn [as the artist], Di and Gary.
An hour and a half after the first lot of people began to arrive [22 in total] we all gathered around the fire, and Trevor spoke of his experience on the project. Milking each morning, so awake by six, filming ibis in a wetland just off the dairy shed.. and assisting the birth of a calf.. only to have it die within hours [and then it becoming part of the installation]. We all shared some soup cooked on the Twig fire.. and then the music started, flute, guitar and singing.. The Twigs are like this, collaborations of creativity between community and artist.
Another two more farm Twigs to come.. and then the final public Twig on August 17 at Speewa Hall!