The Balliang Tree

The Balliang Tree series began in August 2016. I passed the tree as heavy clouds were breaking and couldn’t help feeling we’d both had the same kind of day. I began to wonder if we’d both had the same kind of year.

I continued to photograph the ‘Balliang Tree’ as I’ve come to know it over a twelve month period. Over time, the series came to reflect on the idea that some things in life will change while others remain the same. You may find something else in it, but for me this series poses the question ‘Where am I headed?’ a question I was grappling with at the time.

An image has been presented for each month of the year and begins in August, coincidentally the month I was born. Who put January at the start of the year anyway!

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John Hardiman