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Grandmas Garden -sculpture

My installation in situ at Southbank campus Brisbane. Feel sad to take it down it was like it was made for the space. Photos by Michelle Smith and Ray Williams Photography

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Some oldies revisited

The Cobbler

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Grandmas’ garden

Memories of my childhood are filled with the colour and form of the hydrangea hedges that lined both my grandmas gardens. The changing of blue to lavender to palest haze of colour. The pinks and greens fading to yellow. Theses … Continue reading

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Cyanotypes on arches paper

I have been playing with photography and Cyanotypes for a while now and been eager to do something big. Thanks to Frank at Frontier Digital I was able to create a negative 22″x33″ and at a great price. The neg … Continue reading

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Same old canvas another new look

The newly painted works. I wanted to reproduce some works that had looser more spontaneous feel to the marks. When I looked back at some of the progress photos in the newly finished works perianthos and perigonium I found some … Continue reading

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Camellias in a bowl

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Some things I have found about studium and punctum.

You can’t ADD a punctum because it’s included in a photograph unintentionally. You can’t predict what one persons punctum is unless you know intimate details of how to recreate their memories. You can try and add some interesting details to … Continue reading

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Insights from Kerry Thompson’s blog- Love her use of colour

The Critic, the Red Queen, and the Tweak07 Jul 2013 10:49 The kettle is on the boil… The Critic: With my Sunday morning cup of tea I’ve just read John McDonald’s review of the Red Queen exhibition at MONA in … Continue reading

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a little bit of colour

today I started 4 paintings. they are inspired by my memories and the colours of hydrangeas. they are a study of a tightly cropped photo my mum took of a bunch of hydrangeas. I don’t want them to be literal … Continue reading

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Capturing the Studium and Punctum

What makes us look? What draws us in? In 1890 Roland Barthes, a French literary theorist, writes a small book called Camera Lucida and he calls this observation and processing the Punctum and the Studium. Although this theory directly relates … Continue reading

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