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!

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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.

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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.


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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.”