Inspired by the Pitjantjatjara and Arrente people of Central Australia, eccentric Australian ceramic artist William Rickett’s (1898-1993) created a contemplative idyll in a rainforest setting on Mount Dandenong. It was a symbol of his hope that modern Australia would embrace the indigenous spiritual connection with the land. He began creating terracotta sculptures and integrating them into the lush landscape in 1934, and continued up to his death. Today, William Rickett’s Sanctuary is owned by the State of Victoria and is open daily for visitors.
“Earthly Mother” is my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Work of Art.”