A Boab Sunrise

Holly Kempe

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Artist's Description

The Australian Aboriginal legend of the Boab Tree (or Bottle Tree):

“When the tree God created the Boab Tree it was to be the most beautiful of all trees in the universe, with the most beautiful flowers and bearing the juiciest fruit. But as the tree grew to maturity its flowers were mediocre and its fruit had a bad odour and tasted vile. The Tree God became so angry that he yanked the Boab out of the ground and slammed it back in the earth upside down and that is why today, when you see a Boab tree, it looks as if its roots are growing up in the air.”

“A Boab Sunrise”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera
Photoshop CS4 artwork
Thangool, Queensland

A Boab Sunrise was featured in the:

  1. Trees group – Sept 09
  2. Image Writing group – Sept 09
  3. Queensland group – Sept 09
  4. Inspired Art group – Oct 09
  5. Redbubble homepage – Dec 09

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