Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Further visual explorations and expressions on my journey through this hospital stay and beyond. I’ve gradually taken over my room with all my bits and pieces and I find my bed sometimes awash in pens, paints, paper, glue sticks and various other art related ephemera. The South Africans have a brilliant word for a person’s mess (my spelling will be wrong probably) they call it “muttajalla” what a great word. I am having great bursts of creativity followed by lulls. I am letting it all flow out with no set agenda and allowing images to evolve naturally.
I’ve got a scanner in my room now (thank you Fayne and Gary) so I can be a bit more up to date with my latest noodlings. I’ve been watching a lot of Mad Men and also got hold of some really old National Geographics so if you notice a subtle Madison Avenue influence oozing into my work you'll know where it's from.
Sometimes a bit of darkness seeps in as its hard to avoid - I'm allowing it all to be processed figuring that if I deal with it visually then I can see what's uppermost in my subconscious. My attitude is to have a balance of the light and the dark and the light is winning hands down at the moment. A great song to accompany these images is called " I See a Darkness" by Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Search for it in Itunes, it'll cost you $1.69 if you have an account. Its spine-tingling stuff.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I find myself in the unfortunate position of being stuck in hospital with a rather big dose of cancer troubling my abdominal region. The good side of all this - because this is what you find yourself doing in this situation: finding the good side in everything which up until now you may not have done so much - is I am drawing and painting again with great exuberance and abandon. It as if the relief of finally know what is wrong with me after months of being weak and in pain without any clue what was causing it, has released me from my terrible state of procrastination. Here is the highlights of 10 days in hospital.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
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I'll let you know when the hard copy becomes availble to order .
Here is a look at the outside and inside of the case: