Monthly Archives: May 2011

artworks and tapestry

The ABC online arts review quoted a Victorian exhibition of paintings that were translated into tapestry. Neither the curator of the exhibiting gallery nor the head tapestry weaver, the spokesperson for the  craft exhibitors were concerned with the inference of … Continue reading

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identite

Can someone help me identify the pieces I’ve displayed? They are op shop finds, the spoon is Enigma 18/12, while the fork is 18/10 with an indecipherable signature [7K?]. They may not even be from the same set. My impulse … Continue reading

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the hanged man

This is the title of a Tarot card, major arcana. It pertains to an event in my life, something that happened a year ago. I firstly have to explain that I live next door to a southern Yugoslav peasant, who is … Continue reading

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still falls the rain

I exchanged emails with Rachel Biel of TAFA recently. I’m mindful of the fact that her part of the world is still flooded if not severely water-logged. As a child of 6 in central Qld we suffered a cyclone. Part … Continue reading

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fallow

: a derogatory term that sounds like idleness; surely the reason those in capital & business think artists are idle, when it is the crucial time ideas are put together for new work, new directions. Having to wrap a work that will … Continue reading

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a vessel for energy

Artists’ accounts have a lot to say about potboilers. The discussion was probably on the boil in Plato’s time. Blake talked about doing the exercises [limbering of finger and mind] BUT engaging the imagination; that, he said, was what gave them … Continue reading

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new header

My new header is the third of a series of four tapestries I created after graduating from the College of Fine Arts COFA with my Master of Design (Hons) degree in 2003. This work is called Whose Beauty is Past Change, … Continue reading

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