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September 28, 2005

picture book time ride


I love this little concept I did for a Nyoongar Theatre performace. It is about when the land was flat and how animals formed. It is the dreamtime stories of creation. The client didn’t dig it, so I have to start afresh, go far more earthy/indigenous. This was probably in reflection, a little Dahl.
Strangley, afterwards, I went to the bookstore, to kill some time and picked up Roald Dahl’s - The Enormous Crocodile, and each picture threw me back 20 years and brought with it the same excitement that I felt at that age. I wasn’t seeing it with adults eyes, but remembering how I saw it with wide blue eyes. It was like taking a time machine ride! Try it with an old picture book you used to love. It will spin you out. Dot & The Kangeroo? The Magic Pudding? Meg & Mog? Possum Magic?

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September 26, 2005

me and my little pink racing bike

Putting my anti-car beliefs into practice:
I’m riding my bike everywhere - even to and from parties on a Saturday night.
We had a gang of 5 for that recent expedition.
Everyone is feeling so alive!
On yer bikes!

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September 22, 2005

colour palette


I’m printing the above design on a 20 x 20 inch canvas.
It’s my colour palette of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
It’s going in a colour exhibition this Friday - Wednesday at Kidogo Art House in Fremantle.
My friend Janelle Cugley is organising it and is presenting a paper on her theories. She is doing her PHD on colour palette creation with communities for energy and connection. She is spicy and green eyed, I like her!

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Taking advantage of no wrinkles

I finally reached 27, a few months ago.
And people began to think I looked my age.
They would guess fairly accurately that I was indeed 27.
Then something changed.
I’m not clear what…
but today I got asked if I was off to school by the lady at the deli.

In the past I would have been upset, frustrated and so forth,
but now I see it has an advantage!
Just when I thought my career can’t rely on being a ‘bright young thing’ to quote a magazine,
now I can seek new careers and avenues because I’m ‘still young’!
School girl runs own company and photographs Baby John Burgess…
Now I get to re-do my early twenties again!

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September 21, 2005

why it all went to goo

The full moon’s
two night presence
brought with it
cut ties
and endings
life as I knew
has deliquesced
into a splotch
of spreading goo.

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September 20, 2005

my wheel of fortune

I’m shooting Baby John Burgess tomorrow. Life just got a little bit weird.
I need some Life after Wheel of Fortune ideas for the shoot.

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September 19, 2005

Bacchanalia - word of the day

gerbera Currently life is just one big bacchanalia.
Being ‘suddenly single’ seems to bring with it more parties, pashes and playing than I can remember having in the past 2 years. How did I fall into this new circuit?

Well, it’s been a distraction from the endless search for meaning I’ve been on. For years I’ve spent so much time trying to ‘find’ what I am passionate about, as though without it, life lacks meaning. I’ve tried so many things, hoping I’ll find the answer in it… and I’ve just come to realise that this is not going to work! I am now just going to enjoy being into not much. I’m just gona drink and dance and walk through suburban streets picking flowers - and let go of ‘purpose’ and ‘passion’.

So far I’ve picked a lemon, bottle brush, cherry blossom, a fantastic pink gerbera, lavendar and a seed pod.

I think this post was meant to sound ridiculous.

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September 16, 2005

Seeing when thinking

People should tell each other what they visualise when they think of them.
My friend Inari spontaneously wrote this to me:
When I think of you I always see light green, turquoise and diamonds/water. I wonder what it means.
Me: I feel like I am reflections at the moment. And today I am wearing a turqoise jumper. :)

When I think of her I see: shiny black and ruby with silver feathers and light blue water.

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Interpret for me google


A google-image-art experiment.
I put in 3 things that are on my mind, chose #22 in all of them to get a visual interpretation of my grey matter.

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September 10, 2005


I was asked to choose 2 photos from PNG for a spread in Smooch Magazine. Cool! And then I realised I simply could not choose… I love my close up flower photos but they might be perceived as a bit dull, but what if I contrast them with a people shot… but what is the meaning there? Are the people like nature? How about a piece of PNG art, that responds to nature… but are those photos of mine actually good photographs or just documentation? I think I should use something that captures an essence of PNG. That is the skill I guess I want to show. After all, this is somewhat of a marketing exercise. I know, what about dozens of thumbnails of all my colour/texture pattern shots… I’ll ask the ed…
What about 4 on one spread? I ask…
Yes! Ok, I’ll bring together all the ideas from above…
So, here is what I ended up submitting…


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