Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inspirational photographs by my dear friend Mohamad Machnouk c) 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Work in progress:

Sculpture Maquette -"Desert Still Life"

A beautiful photograph on which to meditate. Thanks to Reggie of Oneshuteye/Cronulla.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hand painted watch dials.

I have reworked the 2 hand painted watch dials, titled "Beautiful Planet" - (Belle planète/Pianeta bello). These dials were sent to me by Yvan Arpa of ArtyA Watches to experiment with and I thank him for the opportunity to do so.
The images are abstracted visions of planet Earth. They can either be seen as a view of Earth from outer space...the "Big" picture, or alternatively they could be seen as microscopic views of an eco system. Views from either the telescope or the microscope! I have often been in wonder of scientific microscopic photographs of the human body, even down to a cellular level, and how they can be interpreted as geographical landscape. This only serves to re-enforce the belief of many indigenous groups around the globe, that the land lives within us all, and I think relating this visually on the face of a watch is somehow poetic. Because time belongs to us all, and we belong to time, on this planet that lives within each and every one of us.

The mediums used on these dials are gold/silver/copper leaf and oil paint.

Monday, May 21, 2012

After a new set of CT scans today, they have decided to hold off doing the injections for another week.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The studio clean up is still continuing, what should have taken 3-4 days to complete, is taking over a month. My back and hip problems are making it impossible for me to work any more than 1 or 2 hours a day, sometimes in 15 minute sessions. I am due to go in for spinal facet joint injections on Monday morning, hopefully this will provide some relief from the incessant pain.

Studio cleanup discovery - "Horse Memory" works on paper circa 1997.

More works discovered during the re organisation of the studio and storage areas. A series of studies on paper titled "HORSE MEMORY" from around 1997/98.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Studio cleanup discovery - "The Letter" works on paper circa 1995.

More 'discoveries' from the studio clean up. From the Memory and Memorials series- "The Letter" acrylic and gouache on envelope. Circa 1995/96

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Studio cleanup discovery - "Memories and Memorials" works on paper circa 1996.

I am finding many 'lost treasures' during my studio clean up. A suite of drawings inspired byDante's "Inferno" and about 20 drawings from my "Memories and Memorials" series- both sets of drawingsare between 15 and 20 years old.*Below: Some images from the "Memories and Memorials" series circa '96/97.