Sunday, January 22, 2012

In Bed by Ron Mueck


This big women was hanging out at Kick Arts yesterday,  and I don't mean 'Trace'........Ron Mueck's hyper realistic sculpture.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finding your Mark

I found this train sign along the tracks today which also prompted Traces observation that it reminded her of  Jasper Johns paintings with targets.
So what is a target? Where did this word come from?
The original use of the word target referred to a shield and as for archers practicing their craft on a target, this device was actually referred to as a mark..........hence finding your mark.
Well, Trace when it comes to love, here, you have definitely found your Mark.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Out of the box


Out of the box, hanging on the walls and looking deadly .

Rob Mc Haffie made these rippers way back in 2002-2003. We were crew members doing time in the TCBart studio in Flinders Land.

Yes...thats my younger face, being stretched for effect. What ever happened to those glasses, that red top, that jumper.............that long blonde hair.....geeze.......thats right climate change, I don't need all those layers in the hot  and sweaty Top End.  

By the way those legs are hot, but not mine. 

Great little time capsule Rob.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pileus - a hat for a mountain


Spotted this pileus forming on the peak of Walsh's Pyramid (Djarragun) this morning.

This mountain also known locally as Djarragun is a Mt Fuji style landform created from volcanic activity.....some time ago. The local story, hence the mountains name Djarragun refers to the Bush Turkey nest which is a similar form.

The pileus, has become a hat for a mountain. These clouds are frequent elements forming in the sky at this time of year. Soon the sky will fill with nothing but cloud,  but for now, we are still in the build up cycle with clouds capping mountains. When the build up breaks, the Big Wet with its mountains of rain will start rushing and gushing down those slopes........water will fall ............waterfalls flowing from the hat of the mountain.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Dird Djang


Thinking about......Dird Djang,  (Moon Dreaming) at Yikarrakal and a man of high distinction, Balang (Mick) Kubarkku1925-2008) a Kunwinjku artist of central Arnhem Land. I remember him sitting in the sands and shade of the paper barks on the banks of the Mann River with his family, passing on his stories, as they translated and crafted his knowledge into the wonders, mysteries and magic of Rarrk.