It’s Clean Up Australia Day today! This morning, I collected enough rubbish/junk along the Jim Soorley bikeway to fill two large bags. Thankfully the tide was rising, so it was easier to grab items on the bank with my extended grabber. Some of the more unusual items that were found included various pieces of clothing, a television, a chair and some barnacle covered cans. If only people were more responsible…
How did I only just discover that the album art for Muse’s ‘The 2nd Law’ depicts the pathways (circuits) of the human brain in neon colours? I have suddenly become very interested in the Human Connectome Project.
This afternoon I went for another bike ride - this time only 12 km. But hey, at least I went outside.. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and the last Saturday before I go back to uni again. I have to purchase so many things for printmaking class and thankfully I only have to purchase one text book this semester.
Students produced Exquisite Corpse woodcut prints in collaboration selectively choosing individually printed images, cutting them and assembling them into 40 life-size prints.
Students participating: Allison Apprill, Jack Carder, Allison Carron, Emily Cromwell, Michelle Dimuzio, Kathleen Eberts, Lucy Engelman, Erica Fink, Anna Foster, Christine Fredendall, Samuel Hanson, Anna Henrickson, Evan McLaughlin, Laura Pazuchowski, Emily Repp, Kaitlin Shulman, Lauren Sopher, Erin Stroble, Laura Thompson, and Anastasia Torres-Young.
A while back, around Valentine’s day, I watched a news story on Landline about Australian rose growing companies. The reporter managed to pack quite a few puns into the segment including ‘bed of roses’, ‘thorn in its side’, ‘branching out’ and ‘business was blooming’.
Tibor Nagy (Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia) - An Old Story Paintings: Oil on Linen
There are some interesting job vacancies advertised today, including dog handler and experienced bra fitter, yet nothing I have qualifications for.
Diane Meyer explores the inability of photography to capture every element of the lived and physical experience depicted. Who knew, embroidery as commentary?
Crowd, handmade collage
envelope, photograph, colored pencil, photographic spotting pen, on paper. 11 x 15 inches.
Last Thursday afternoon I was walking home from the train station (riveting news I know). While crossing a street, I tripped on the kerb and fell on a lovely slab of concrete, landing on my hands and left knee, while also dropping my half-eaten apple. Consequently, I now have a grazed knee and because the skin needs healing, I am now restricted to walking and sitting. I won’t be heading out on any bike riding adventures for a few days at least, but I suppose this means I’ll be focusing on learning French, visiting galleries and reading up on some photography theory for uni.