thomas m wilson


June 10th, 2006

In between the interstices of the light, falls the darkness.


Life is a balancing act. In my mind I see all the darkness and destruction of this world as well as so much light and beauty. On the side of darkness I see Westerners driving cars more suited to militarised zones than a trip to the supermarket. These people fail to read the fine print of their actions.


On the side of light I see this young wandoo tree catching the evenings light above the Swan River in the supple curves of its trunk. I know that trees such as this one capture carbon dioxide, and ultimately help Gaia to regulate herself at a temperature suitable for all of us living things. To take this photograph, as I do whenever I do photography in Perth, I jumped on my bike and cycled to the location. It’s easy to read the fine print of such actions.