Zom Osborne

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i Wait

i Wait

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

This is a painting from the series called the Daughters of Gaia. The series is concerned with humanity’s true relationship with the earth,  addressing our mass delusion of being separate from Nature.   In the same way as I receive inspiration for an artwork, sometimes I receive words as well. The italics are not me speaking, they are the voice...

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not What you Think

not What you Think

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

Australia could have up to 80,000 species of beetles, many of them not yet identified. Beetles have a major role to play in maintaining the health of ecosystems — breaking down leaves, wood and animal remains.   In the same way as I receive inspiration for an artwork, sometimes I receive words as well. The italics are the voice of the painting, they...

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how Strong can you Be?

how Strong can you Be?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

We live in a subtropical rainforest in Australia. We have planted nine thousand rainforest trees on our land. With  climate change they say that the vines in the forest are going to multiply . Some of the vines choke the trees. We go around and cut the roots of the choking vines so that the trees will live. I don’t think we will be able to keep up....

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i Once was

i Once was

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

“i Once was” by Zom Osborne Acrylic and pen on wood 30cm x 25cm (approximately 12″ x 10″)   In the same way as I receive inspiration for an artwork, sometimes I receive words as well. The italics are the voice of the painting, not mine.   i Once was who covered the Earth and kissed Her every surface. And now Her skin is...

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Kikuyu Grass

Kikuyu Grass

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

  Kikuyu Grass is considered a weed in Australia. It originally came from East Africa but was introduced to Australia because it is so hardy and easily grown. It can climb over other plant life, shading it out and producing herbicidal toxins that kill competing plants.  It prevents new sprouts of other species from growing. It can kill small trees and...

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the Return

the Return

Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, the Dryad Sisters |

I created this drawing a year before I started my Daughters of Gaia series. I didn’t realise then that it was going to be the start of a new series.   I am the earth and all returns to me. The large and the small. The bugs are my gatherers, my Lords of the soil. Close to the ground and friends of the soil as they help to break the larger down....

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