No. 13 Ficifolia St is a whimsical manifestation of a house I walked past as a child and embodies the weirdness of the Addams Family TV series. The house was dark and mysterious with lots of steps, columns and a very dark garden, towering over and dominating the street, and little me as I hastened past. It made me wonder who the scary person was who lived there, it always seemed like a place of dark magic and my pace would quicken, hoping no-one would see my tiny scared face peering in.
As I grew up, this place had strong reminders for me of Miss Havisham's house of Great Expectations fame. And again, watching the Addams family on TV brought this house back to the forefront of my mind. Although the house still exists, it is not so scary now as an adult but it still makes those feelings rise to the surface and create pulse quickening memories of the impression I had of this place and the tangible fear it embodied for me. My imagination has run riot in thinking about the weird and wonderful, strange and quirky life this house has had over the years, just like the strange goings on in the Addams Family TV series. Here is a link to the YouTube for the music to the Addams Family
, it may help you get in the mood while you read this.
The image invites you to step inside this weird and quirky world (despite the Keep Out sign) where things just don’t appear quite right, a place where you might just need to watch where you step, keep secret what you find and see here. I hope you enjoy exploring but beware, be careful and be alert
The landscape was photographed at the Blue Tier NE Tasmania. The gumnut belongs to the species Eucalyptus ficifolia that, although a Western Australian native, grows happily in my garden in Tasmania and is much enjoyed by the local flocks of yellow tailed black cockatoos.
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This image is an original composition by Suellen Cook. All prints are Limited Edition, signed by the artist.
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