Populus flucta

Patricia Van Lubeck

Oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm (2006)

These are actually not some kind of popular trees, but the nesting colonies of the sociable weavers in the Kalahari desert.
The weaver birds build their nests in high trees or in this case man made poles. The nesting material is harvested by local farmers to be sold as an industrial fire retardant and gets it’s color from the nearby Red dunes.

Here you find a Blog about my real experience with these trees

Detail Populus Flucta


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