🌳 #thatwanakatree 💬 A spindly, crooked tree growing out of a lake as an unexpected internet star attracts hundreds of tourists, baffling locals who broadly see the tree (which is technically a weed) paling in comparison to the majestic Wanaka Station Park, just a hundred metres away. A reflection of our social media-obsessed, Instagram focused society. Or, less introspectively, a painting of a tree with nature framing its humble subject. 🖼 44cmx60cm | 17.3”x23.6” | Oil painting on canvas | 2019 💰 Currently on sale. PM for details.
Lazy morning then headed into Wanaka to wander while Ben went to the local rugby semi-final game. We saw #thatwanakatree and all the tourists trying to get a good picture of it. Then I went to the Speight's ale house for a pint and watched some British open and played Harry Potter. #baliauatralianewzealand
The Wanaka Tree. Making everyone a photographer for who knows how long. Felt like I was obtaining some sort of right of passage by making my own version of this shot. I even got up before sunrise with hopes of still water to deliver the best image I possibly could. Hope my version of the Wanaka Tree is everything you’ve seen 100 times already & more 😂
"Vive, dizes, no presente, Vive só no presente. Mas eu não quero o presente, quero a realidade; Quero as coisas que existem, não o tempo que as mede. O que é o presente? É uma coisa relativa ao passado e ao futuro. É uma coisa que existe em virtude de outras coisas existirem. Eu quero só a realidade, as coisas sem presente. Não quero incluir tempo no meu esquema. Não quero pensar nas coisas como presentes; quero pensar nelas como coisas. Não quero separá-las de si próprias tratando-as por presentes. Eu nem por reais as ...
#thatwanakatree 🌿 Probably the only tree we know that has its own geotag and hashtag - we weren’t sure why this tree was so famous and didn’t know what to expect but it seriously was quite the sight in person... one relentless tree surviving in the middle of a lake 😍