In Harmony

color twined ropes, in harmony,

A peculiar fence is in Lancelin, Western Australia… a multicolored ‘rope’ fence. It has a creative harmony that I found instantly appealing. People put rope and twine of all different colours, shapes and sizes together. And it looks amazing!

harmony colour and shapes
Harmony color and shapes


Colors and Textures

Bright Cobalt Blues, aquas, viridians, indigos, coral reds and indian yellows… narrow, gossamer thin and broad;  some intact, some old – totally worn out and frayed beyond redemption.

The curling strands, the unravelling threads, the tightly bound cords – sturdy and linear; these textures, forms and shapes are nearly Jackson Pollock.

I find somehow, they’re   In Harmony,  in their sensational tapestry on the fence.

harmony, side by side, colours
Side by Side, In Harmony

These randomly different ropes  get along, intertwine and connect brilliantly. Who would have thought ropes and twine might be artistic and lovely?!  Not I.


color twined ropes, in harmony,
Color Twined

The song,   “Get Along”   by  Guy Sebastien   always runs through my mind when I’m remembering the gorgeously colored rope fence.


Its a lovely song, with sweet poignant lyrics.  If you haven’t heard it…. its well worth having a listen.

The refrain is….   “Can we all just get along.”





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34 thoughts on “In Harmony

  1. Very intriguing fence with rope. I love how art spontaneously happens. I just listened to the Guy Sebastian song, very moving words. Thanks for your post today Debi.

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    1. it is the oddest fence. but so pretty! I’m thinking to use this as a springboard for some printmaking projects.. This post just bubbled out after seeing a young mom with 2 littlies sobbing. A man had assaulted her, ….she had a scarf around her neck. It upset me. I just wanted to hug her.

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  2. That’s amazing Debi 🙂 And I love the sentiments of the song you remember when seeing these ropes, it would be a much better world if we would all be like the ropes, all interconnected and sitting side by side in perfect harmony! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your comments, I appreciate them! I read that the bra fence was taken down, interesting… how some things are ‘acceptable’ and others deemed not. I can still look via the web though. Thanks Fife 🙂

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    1. hi Laura, happy zen merry Christmas holidays! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 hope you liked hearing Guy’s song as well!! I should have done a link here, but my tech skills, are … needing ‘practice’ 🙂

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