This work revisits Jumrum creek Kuranda, in the World Heritage listed, wet tropics.


Jumrum Creek | Kuranda | Queensland | Australia

Threshold | Scott Bennett | 2016 | Oil & Acrylic on Belgian linen | 30″ x 40″ | Private collection


a. The foot of a doorway crossed in entering a house or room.
synonyms: doorstep, sill, doorsill, doorway, entrance, entry, way in, door, gate, gateway, portal, approach

b. a point of entry or beginning.
synonyms: start, starting point, beginning, brink, verge, edge, dawn, birth, origin, inception, conception, opening, launch, inauguration, institution, initiation, debut, creation, day one

b. the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.

Synonyms: lower limit, starting point, minimum, margin, limen

A wise teacher does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. – Kahlil Gibran

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson

The rituals we use are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation. – Abraham Verges

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers. But all that lives is born to die. And so I say to you that nothing really matters. And all you do is stand and cry. – Led Zeppelin (That’s the Way)

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