Category Archives: art

i-BSOLETE

Oh the things I do with words.

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Part of my continuing series on obsolescence. See more here.

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Vintage Homewares

Tonight’s effort. In the same vein as the last post. I’m liking the effect, but not sure if its fascinating enough for a series.

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House Of Cards

It’s been a while since my last impulsive, late night post. So long I had trouble remembering the login password. I’m in now, so before the spontaneity of it all completely diminishes, here it is.

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The shot is inspired by this guy, Andrew B. Myers , whose work I really do like. Haven’t yet put my finger on why, but I suppose, like all the stuff I’m drawn too, melancholy is the dominant theme.

As a side note, I have recently updated my website. It showcases my professional portfolio as well as some selected personal projects. Check it out.

 

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What’s the Point

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings”

Familiar objects rendered useless.

Part of the BLäCK series, a work in progress.

 

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Turn Around…

The scene from my balcony this evening. Apparently a lunar eclipses is visible over an entire hemisphere. Those two light streaks are from a passing plane.

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Here’s a fun myth about the Luna eclipse I hastily googled to bulk up the post.

“Among the collected myths is a story about a jaguar that attacked and ate the moon. The big cat’s assault explained the rusty or blood-red color that the moon often turned during a total lunar eclipse…

The Inca feared that after it attacked the moon, the jaguar would crash to Earth to eat people, Dearborn says. To prevent that, they would try to drive the predator away by shaking spears at the moon and making a lot of noise, including beating their dogs to make them howl and bark.” (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140413-total-lunar-eclipse-myths-space-culture-science/)

In the words of Dixon Bainbridge, “I don’t like to end on a sad note, here’s a song”:

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Jeffrey Smart Tribute

I’ve always loved Jeffery Smart’s work. There seems to be a piercingly truthful element to his architectural paintings. He doesn’t produce this sense of verisimilitude by simply revealing the hidden flaws of our infrastructure, instead he forces us to gaze onto something we have been trained to ignore, highlighting the beauty that nestles within all sad scenes. It’s not a new concept at all, but I think he did it well.

I took this on my way to work in the morning with him in mind.

South Bank, Brisbane

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High Key Fashion Shot

This is my attempt.

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Not sure if fashion is my forte.

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