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Another Year Off And Running

“Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.” (St. Francis) Another year, another solo show to really get the ball rolling … About to open on Saturday 2nd of February in beautiful downtown Rylstone is ‘Wing It’. A bit of a lighter exhibition, but still within my ongoing exploration of…

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End of …

Another occasional missive from on the deck … Another year is winding down, and it is time to pause and reflect on another annual dose of excitement, challenges, change and end of another chapter. This year started with a wonderful opportunity – a solo show at the Mercure Koorindah resort on the lovely Central Coast….

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wow …

Just a quicky … just released on internet media arts program Put Some Colour in Your Life, is an episode featuring me! simply: wow!

Pause Button

After an over-the-top crazy (even by my standards of craziness) last 12 months, finally I have had a chance to stop, breath, re-touch with creation, evaluate what is working/what is not, and re-center my thoughts. Interesting process. One that was long overdue, and in hindsight very needed. The result of this essentially cold-hearted honesty check…

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Feb 2018 update

So – what’s been happening? Not too much: just 6 months of absolute crazy carnage and incredible experiences, that’s all … Here is a short update on the fly: From preparing for Italy; to a full month residency in Assisi; to exhibiting AND winning an award in the Florence Biennale; to Rylstone Wood Symposium; to…

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Looking Back/Looking Forward

Another year is almost done and dusted – and O what a year. Christmas chaos in suburbia has well and truly hit, giving a perfect opportunity to stop in the craziness, pause and reflect. Looking Back This year in particular of recent times has been momentous on a number of fronts, all of them revolving…

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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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