The Cider Dance has probably been done many times on many continents. And these Cider Gums certainly produced a lot of alcoholic cider in their day, Intrinsically there is sadness in the death and skeletal remains of a Cider Gum. But the intent of this series is to transport you into the joy and playfulness of these bleached-out bones that once danced with life.
Cider Dance celebrations
The Laimairrenner Nation tapped these Cider Gums, rather like one would a Maple tree. The sap was allowed to run down the trunk into a clay bowl fashioned into a hollow below. It was then covered in bark and topped with a stone. This allowed it to ferment into a mildly alcoholic drink. It was then celebration time.
The Nations of Tasmania would gather on the Central Plateau and celebrate together. It was a time of trading, finding partners, storytime, and dance. So it really was a dance of the Cider Gums.
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Rules for the series: Overexpose the images to allow focus on playful forms.
Technical: Camera Canon D600 EF50mm f1.4 lens Manual setting: ISO200 f9 1/100 all images.
Full Series of individual prints (Six images) A2 $1000 A3+ $750 A4 $500
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All Photographs are Giclee printed on Archival Acid-free papers and archival pigment inks. As with all works on paper, do not hang in direct sunlight.