On the trail to the Himalayan Cedar Forest, at the top of the hill, is an arresting sight.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror--
The wide brown land for me!
The sculpture, created in steel by Marcus Tatton, Futago Design Studios, and Chris Viney in 2010 was inspired by Mackellar’s own cursive handwriting.
Looking at the sculpture up close, or from the back, it becomes an intriguing abstract squiggle.