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Monday, 24 November 2008

Drome4


Well it's on again and seems to be turning into a seasonal thing, I guess the next one will be in February. I kind of like the idea of a seasonal events it gives the thing a larger connection with the position of the Earth in relation to the Sun. Not that that makes it more special more the reverse it becomes just another cyclical event like Christmas or Bathurst.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

A bird in the hand.

I saw a Bearded Dragon in my garden the other day - it just froze and stared at me, eventually rotating it's head as I passed by, keeping a firm lock on my eyes. That is the first large lizard I have seen in my yard for at least ten years. Mostly I see skinks and the newish immigrant Asian House Gecko.

Besides an occasional snake, we have have tons of birds, everything from Magpies, Kookaburras, Butcher Birds, Pigeons, Plovers and an occasional astronaut.

The detail below is from NASA No 5, which is nearing completion - more details on my NASA series and NASA N0 5 can be found on my blog here.

Detail from NASA No 5 - Flood at NASA 2008

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

New Gadgets and impossible outcomes.

I have added a new blogger gadget on the lower right hand side bar. It shows shortcuts to the most recent posts from a few different blogs. Also there is a third party gadget that shows the leaving and forwarding links of our visitors - it also shows what area they are from - this is on the lower left hand side bar.


The above drawing I did in the late eighties, which was the last in a series of drawings based on black and white photos taken on the Gold Coast coastline. This last drawing actually diverges from the others in the series and now, to me, looks like a precursor to the works that I did throughout the nineties.

In some ways the doing of the art leads itself along a path, that would be hard to anticipate by just thinking about it - just like one foot after another as you learn to walk.

Life hurries along at a thundering pace, so much so, that I feel when looking at this work, that I may never be able to take advantage of the full promise that I now see in it. The works in the nineties, although flowing through and from this work have taken another course - I suppose one course of many possible courses.

If I had a time machine, I could go back and choose another route and see where that thread leads. Maybe eternity is about cycling back and exploring all possible outcomes ad infinitum.
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