Leura Mall, Autumn

Julie-Ann Vellios

Sydney, Australia

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larger acrylic on canvas
size is approx. 50cm X 70 cm

Leura used to be my home and the reasons that I love it are also the reasons that I left….because it is a little holiday village, every second house is a holiday let – so the village can feel, at times very empty … you can walk just a little off the beaten track and be, completely alone and see nobody at all for quite a long time. As with many villages in the Blue Mountains, Leura is a strange mixture of the very contained and controlled on the very edge of a wild and untamed area of wilderness. Some villagers move there to be part of the wilderness while others want the ‘English village’ feel of life there. Such a duality! I miss this place and had some of my happiest moments there … but a small part of me feels that being drawn back to that area, being bewitched by it somehow, is not the best place to be and is something to be resisted. Perhaps it’s the going back thing – the idea of trying to recapture lost times….

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