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Mythology of Place - Homage to James K Baxter - © 1993-94 - Lloyd Godman - Lawrence Jones - Mythology of Place - Book now available

Photographs of James K Baxter's Central Otago Hinterland World

West Matukituki Valley

Homage to Baxter -   Resonance XIX - Panorama of West Matukituki Valley with the Raspberry Hut - 1994

Three selenium toned silver gelatine prints - Lloyd Godman - image is mapped click on image detail to enlarge - Full size image


Resonance XIX

Again, it was the images taken at the Raspberry Hut on the second trip in winter that were more successful. It was interesting that the hut still stands and apart from a different pile of fire wood and a thin layer of paint it appears untouched from the time that Baxter used it. The semicircular rock, the broken circle, surrounding the rock in the centre took sometime to find and seemed to relate to Baxter's ideas of barren friendship.

Map of Brighton indicating where the image Resonance XIX as taken from

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James K Baxter - Poem references

Letter from the Mountains   1968   CP 515

But these nights, my friend, under the iron roof
Of this old rabbiters' hut....

And the rock of barren friendship, has now another shape....

Tears from faces of stone. They are our own tears.


At Raspberry Hut   1961   CP 236

The water from the mitred mountain.
The black mare of rock.

Temple Basin   1948   CP 75

Invisible multitude of the wind horses ranging
From Peak to mitred peak, from cloud to tumbling cloud