Monday, March 16, 2009

Wonderful memorial to Victorian fire victims

Blacksmiths to forge Black Saturday memorial.

It's a creed that has special resonance for the survivors of Black Saturday: "Through the heat of fire, beauty can be forged".

The motto drives the ancient craft of blacksmithing, and today's generation of blacksmiths are banding together to create a poignant memorial to the victims and survivors of the Victorian bushfires.

Artisans from Australia and around the world are being called upon to forge gum leaves to add to a steel gumtree, which will be erected in one of the townships devastated by the February 7 fires.
Read the article from the ABC.

Here's the link to The Tree Project website.

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