Michaelangelo’s Cave

May 6: Postcard: Michaelangelo’s Cave: Sculptor Lea Ferris sent me a postcard of the quarry in the Apuan Alps near Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy,  where the marble for Michaelangelo’s David 1501-04 and other white marble sculptures was mined. I love the steep slopes, texture and zig-zag road… and memory of place

May 6: POSTCARD:  Michaleangelo’s Cave after digging in Photoshop > Filters > Stylise > Find Edges

My Guitar and Picasso

May 4:  Present: My guitar is very special as it enables me to write songs. I’m a fan of Picasso’s multiple perspectives and I wanted to pay homage to AGNSW for bringing his exhibition to Sydney

Across the Universe

May 3:  Free choice  I loved Elizabeth Abraham’s New Year’s Resolution for a year of LIGHT. I remembered that my word for 2012 is MUSIC, especially lyrics, invisible electro-magnetic waves and colour. Thanks Elizabeth!

I listened to John Lennon singing “Across the Universe” as I tried to respond to the music and lyrics within the electromagnetic waves… I found it poignant that he kept repeating “Nothing’s gonna change my world” and of course his world changed dramatically. This led me to rip and tear the lyrics to distort memory and hope.

Mexico meets Sydney

Every Day in May 1: Landscape:  I’ve joined this global sketching group which draws a different, nominated subject each day during May.  For the 1st May, I sketched the succulent garden in the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens with the iconic Centrepoint tower in the background:  Mexico meets Sydney.


Kimberlea in the Wild

My watercolour 56×76 cm is finally framed in a hot Napthol Red Medium  (Golden) frame… like pyroclastic plasma after a volcanic eruption!


AfterLife: the Ring Cycle

Brunnehilde is a Valkerie who rides her horse into the flaming fire and saves Germany at the end of Richard Wagner’s massive 4 operas that make up  The Ring Cycle. This portrait re-imagines how Brunnehilde would melt into her horse and transform into a blended creature.

Brunnehilde is currently showing on the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Virtual Galleries website: http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/galleries/virtual-galleries/

Adventures in the Wild