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Inspiration or Perspiration #2

Last writing, I spoke about the discipline of being able to ‘show up and get on with work’ and in that process drawing on experience/memories and research/experimentation. Now, I want to delve into that difficult to pin down concept of ‘being inspired’. I firmly believe that inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us…

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Inspiration or Perspiration

Inspiration Many people have recently been kind enough to enquire as to the source and origins of my work, and I have been able to sit back and take the time contemplate and explain all the various inputs that go into what I produce. Whilst I do not totally agree with it, this quote attributed…

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He Who Works

‘’He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist’’ St Francis of Assisi So much has been happening in such a short period of time, and most of…

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A week on …

Frustration finished – sort of … As a post script to my last post expressing my distress with the progress of a difficult piece, here is an image of it fitted in place! Relief. Now for all the detailing and finishing …

Some Days …

Not much blogging recently, apologies. I have been full tilt with production of new work, although I have been attempting to regularly roll out images on other social media platforms – particularly on Instagram. This morning though, I wish to share some of the taxing last 48 hours. Many of you who know me, know…

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The wheels keep spinning … quicker and quicker, and it is fun!

What whirlwind … I have to be quite deliberately organized and planned to keep a lid on all the myriad of threads running around both in my head and through my life in recent months. In the few weeks since Harboursculpture there has been Sculpors Society of NSW Incinerator show; Sculpture at Koorindah [awarded Highly…

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Harboursculpture #2 – ‘So Many Tears’

This piece has been an emotional journey for me. Like many, I can only begin to understand the sacrifices of families and individuals who were caught up in wartime conflicts. With this year, 2017, being the one hundred year anniversary of the worst of the carnage on the Western Front in World War 1, there…

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Harboursculpture #1

Now the rubber has well and truly hit the road – work is done and installed, opening about to happen, and I am very pleased with how it is going. I have 3 works in Haboursculpture this year, two outdoor and one indoor. The first piece I want to share with you has been called…

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I Am Still Alive …

Been a bit quiet on the media front from me this year so far, not through lack of activity to write about, but rather just been so darned busy. Time to start catching up and sharing what’s been going on. Let’s start at the beginning. January hit the ground running with spending most of the…

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Creatives Continue

As the year rapidly comes to an end with the Christmas silly season, work is progressing nicely around here. Even though you haven’t heard much from me lately I have been very busy getting my work for the Biennale happening. Three pieces are going to Italy next year: One [fire performance in the land] is…

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Musings on the Road

A Report of the Good, the Bad, and the downright Brilliant. Spring really is a psycho season for anyone serious about getting your work out there exhibiting in group sculpture shows. It is physically impossible to produce enough work, and to get to all the shows in which I would like to take part. The…

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The ‘crazy’ wheels are spinning

On the world turns, and so the crazy driven carnage continues. After the show in Glebe, as per normal, I had a mini meltdown. Previously, this would have looked very ugly and I would have morphed into a hermit for weeks on end lamenting the woes of the personal and wider world. Instead, I secured…

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