Monthly Archives: March 2011

lifesaver

A very talented photographer decided to capture life on Bondi beach in postcard format. We worked together at the highly ‘irrational & strange’ international exchange, home of many creative and flamboyant people. He graciously allowed me to pay homage to … Continue reading

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kasuri indigo

Kudos to Jim Austin of www. kimonoboy.com as shown on Rachel Biel’s Facebook page. My purchase just arrived from Japan. The textile is a marvel. The indigo dyed surface alone is mysterious. You can feel the authority of the textile; … Continue reading

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stonewall gay lib

Stonewall became the corner stone of gay liberation history. We ignore what John Boswell pointed out, the debates in medieval France about Venus and Ganymede. Weimar republic goings on have not impinged on our attention. Perhaps because Stonewall is recent … Continue reading

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beginner’s mind

The past two chapters establish my base in woven tapestry specifically and textiles generally. I was attending an end of year camp with my fellow Teachers’ College students on the bank of the Hawkesbury River. Follow upriver to Pitt Town … Continue reading

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a place in the world

Pub Conversation, 1977. 80 cms H X 70 cms W. Woven tapestry, cotton warp, wool weft. Private collection. Exhibited Craft Australia Expo, Centrepoint 1983. An enthusiastic viewer described the gesticulating hand, bot. right, as shaded like a medieval tapestry. Lovely … Continue reading

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the tao of gesture

Man Underwater, 1974. 50 cms H X 30 cms W. Woven tapestry, cotton warp, wool weft. One of my earliest attempts at a woven depiction, my twin influences evident here are Taoism, which proposes life as individuated expressions of energy, … Continue reading

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rockpool

Rockpool, woven tapestry, 1988, 1.5 m H X 2.5 m W. I lived in a unit on Elizabeth Bay Road at the time. A 1930’s art deco building with drab concrete facade, at the rear it overlooked the curve of Rushcutter’s … Continue reading

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