Archive for May, 2009

Female Kangaroo Shroud

May 25th, 2009  |  Published in practice  |  Leave a comment

The second phase of my latest experiment in developing a shroud process indicate the black plastic and wet autumn weather created a moist environment which disintegrated the body dissipating definition in the body shape. The first male kangaroo shroud had a well defined body print as it was uncovered and made in summer during drought.

Rock Art Field School

May 19th, 2009  |  Published in practice, theory  |  Leave a comment

What better preparation for the study of Rock Art than through first hand experience.

Its official, I am going on this field trip in Gunbalanya Arnhem Land from 20th June to the 4th of July. We are spending the last 3 days on the coast at Waminari opposite Goulburn Island.

Recent Work

May 13th, 2009  |  Published in exhibitions  |  Leave a comment

Works being exhibited at the Alliance Francaise until 10th June

priming canvas

May 5th, 2009  |  Published in practice  |  Leave a comment

Applying gesso to the canvas (the rabbit skin glue sparkling upon it), is an opportunity to begin extracting figure from ground

Applying gesso to the canvas (the rabbit skin glue sparkling upon it), is an opportunity to begin extracting figure from ground

white local ochre and Samson and Delilah

May 5th, 2009  |  Published in inspirations, practice  |  Leave a comment

white as skin

The local white rock when ground became a skin tone, symbolic transformation.

Upon the brown red ochre, a dialogue between skin develops, the figure and ground constructs the exchange.

Upon the brown red ochre, a dialogue between skin develops, the figure and ground constructs the exchange.

Samson and Delilah by Warwick Thornton was inspirational. I noted the positive connections to country, kinship laws and language, the humour and the negative affects of the urban environment and fossil fuels.

Multiplicity

May 4th, 2009  |  Published in theory  |  Leave a comment

Deleuze and Guattari capture my imagination in A Thousand Plateaus pages 32-3,
“Let us return to the story of multiplicity…It was created precisely in order to escape the abstract opposition between the multiple and the one, to escape dialectics, to succeed in conceiving the multiple in the pure state, to cease treating it as a numerical fragment of a lost Unity or Totality…continuous multiplicities…multiplicities of distance, which are closer to the intensive…rhizomatic multiplicities…micromultiplicites…libidinal, unconscious, molecular, intensive multiplicites composed of particles that do not divide without changing in nature, and distances which do not vary without entering another multiplicity and that constantly construct and dismantle themselves in the course of their communications, as they cross over into each other…their quantities are intensities, differences in intensity.”

I was reminded of Deleuze and Guattari's description of Freud and Jung while watching the birds

I was reminded of Deleuze and Guattari's description of Freud and Jung while watching the birds