Persevering with my new 17mm lens a few shots of my favourite sculpture at Elizabeth Quay. Created by Noongar artist Laurel Nannup the iconic 5m tall First Contact is inspired by 'the Noongar people’s initial encounter with
European settlers as distant sailing ships appeared as giant floating birds on
the horizon. The turned head and outstretched wings of the bird represent the
horizontal spar, mast and sail of the ship. Nannup, a member of the stolen generations believes the work plays a significant role in sharing stories about
the Noongar people and will stand as a legacy for her family'. Since that first encounter this landscape could not possibly have changed more, I have mixed feelings about that. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..