In light of recent events
Spring fever

I’m no Costa Georgiadis, that bushy goblin who hosts the ABC’s Gardening Australia, but I do love a pretty spring blossom. Put me in close proximity to a flowering apricot and I’ll snip a sprig for my studio desk. But this furious explosion of colour comes with a price: seasonal allergic rhinitis. Come springtime, my nose feels like a disco of bees engaged in a frenzy of jittery twerking. In reality, it’s the plane tree pollen that’s crucifying my nasal cavities, right? Or the goddamn grasses from the Mallee? To find out for sure, I took my nose for a walk under the cherry blossom and through city streets to see what delighted, and blighted, my senses.



In light of recent events

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is an illustrator and artist.


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