Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Magic of Blogging

The wonders of living now. I am able to get feedback on work in progress from artists whose opinions I respect. Thank you for your feedback. Oh and it doesn't have to be positive. I am open to constructive criticism.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Prototype 3

I am staring to feel better bout these.

This is not a life.

This image is from an exhibition at the New York Public Library. I don't know what else to say.

Prototype 2

I have been playing with the jigsaw. I'm making shapes which may have come from the floor plans of buildings.......mosques, romanesque churches etc and over laying them with stolen geometry from islamic patterns. I am interested in the period of cohabitation when Jews Christians and Muslims lived together in Spain and the overlaying of images and religions on specific sights like Hagia Sofia in Istanbul which was once a basilica.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Here it is the result of my first experiment with a saw. First work so don't be too judgemental! I also need to find my photoshop notes to work out how to crop the image.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An Epiphany.

While I was tossing around at 2am last night I had an idea about making some new work. So today as well as wrestling with Leopard, my new version of iLife, photoshop CS4 and running out of downloading capacity on the 12th of the month (how was I to know that loading music back from my iPod to my computer would use it all)I've have taken up carpentry in a bid to outdo Joe the Plumber.
The results will be on show soon if I overcome working difficulties with Leopard, iPhoto, Photoshop CS4 and my longstanding trouble with understanding the workings of a camera.

Don't hold your breath. Relax and admire the picture of Pino below.

Yes I Know!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Revisiting 2007

 I'm still optimisitic about the resurrection hand balm. 2007. Acrylic on Canvas. 100cm x 100 cm 
Getting a new hard drive and losing some data and software does have some good outcomes. I have reloaded my images, refreshed my website and revisited the work I did for my exhibition in her high heels at Unplace Project in Brisbane last year. As I'm working with painting and geometry again this has been a good exercise.

This is my current favourite work from that series. I'm stil using the Aesop hand balm too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday arvo.

I am feeling very righteous as one should on Sunday.
I have just compiled 6 folios to send off to my favourite Sydney galleries in the hope that one of them might consider representing me. Fingers crossed.
We had lunch with our friends Chris and Brenda (writer and restaurateur) and Chris and I agreed that self promotion does not come easily and that we need an agent. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reunited at Last

I've got my mac back! I now have regular scheduled backup and the luxury of an empty organised computer. That's looking on the bright side.

On the subject of things mac I waited with baited breath and crossed fingers for news of an Obama victory today.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Oh, November. The good things are that I can luxuriate in the perfume of gardenias and jasmin in my garden, and, the bad, that 4 months of sweaty summer are looming and I have to remove myself from the world of electronic communication to avoid being subjected to endless repeats of a horse race and images of leggless lasses stumbling around in unattractives hats and frocks. As you can see my mood has not lightened (haven't got my Mac back yet).