Chandelier from above: 52 Week Photo Challenge (Wk 35)

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© irene waters 2017

In response to the girlwhodreamsawake photo challenge prompt

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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4 Responses to Chandelier from above: 52 Week Photo Challenge (Wk 35)

  1. Wow! Extraordinary chandelier!

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    • Yes it is an extraordinary chandelier. It is made out of 52,000 golden Swarovski crystals hanging off a palm branch cast in bronze. Designed by Belinda Smith, Matthew and Daniel Tobin in 1993.
      Inspiration came from weeping seed pods of palm trees in the Botanic Garden in which the house the chandelier hangs resides. The carpet under the chandelier is the tree of life so it follows that theme as well. Belinda Smith said ” “I tend to make observations of my surroundings and draw elements from it that inform my artwork. The inflorescence of the Bangalow palm is a beautiful cascade of seeds that I immediately associated with a form that could translate into a chandelier. I think creating a unique chandelier that breaks with convention is also a great reference to the lifestyle here in Queensland.”

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  2. That is an impressive chandelier! thanks for joining the challenge 🙂

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    • Yes it is impressive. I am cheating a bit here and copying the response I gave my other commentor – It is made out of 52,000 golden Swarovski crystals hanging off a palm branch cast in bronze. Designed by Belinda Smith, Matthew and Daniel Tobin in 1993.
      Inspiration came from weeping seed pods of palm trees in the Botanic Garden in which the house the chandelier hangs resides. The carpet under the chandelier is the tree of life so it follows that theme as well. Belinda Smith said ” “I tend to make observations of my surroundings and draw elements from it that inform my artwork. The inflorescence of the Bangalow palm is a beautiful cascade of seeds that I immediately associated with a form that could translate into a chandelier. I think creating a unique chandelier that breaks with convention is also a great reference to the lifestyle here in Queensland.”
      Thanks for hosting the challenge.

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