I was playing with collage in PS and this was one of those ones where I just went too far. I was throwing images randomly on top of each other and blending layers with zero thought. Close to zero technique and skill. I don't know how many images are embedded in this. Too many
I was asked recently what we should be trying to chase in our graduates. And I paraphrased and built on Andrzej Klesyk's line when I answered, "we are looking for honest, courageous independent thinkers who can deal with the unknown". I shared my desire with a cohort of students today. As I believe
I did a super short observational drawing workshop with Belle Bassin in Mullum early this year. She's epic. I like this sketch because of the constraints she put me under and the paradoxical relief and freedom I felt. 5 minutes. Non-dominant hand. Draw the cardboard boxes. Stop thinking
The latest edition of So Fi Zine is out now. So Fi is an indie publication for sociological fiction, poetry, visual art, and other creative work. Edition #8 was released on December 30, 2020 and was inspired by Ruha Benjamin’s radical experiments with speculative fiction. This edition brings you 22 sociological short stories, poetry,
A series of images I captured whilst it was raining. Shot from inside the car. With the wipers turned off. Different locations. Some in the city. Some down around the Northern New South Wales coastline. Just a spur of the moment thing that kicked off back in February 2020 during weeks of relentless rain.
Was checking on the wheatpasting trial of an older version of the 'free to fail' poster and this is what I found. Originally pasted up on the 8th November 2020, 6.17pm. I went back yesterday afternoon (13th December 5.15PM) to check it out and recapture it. All weathered about a month or so later
Heaviest (and by far the coolest) university logo I have ever seen. It's like some sort of post-apocalyptic symbol. And probably not far off. Result of a relocation and merger between three Chinese universities after the anti-Japanese War broke out in 1937. Yunnan Normal University, Kunming China. Late June, 2015.
In the parable ‘The Madman’ Frederich Nietzsche suggested that, “god is dead” , “we have killed him” and then asks, “must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of [the murder]”. Phil Aitken says we didn’t have it in us. Harari said the same. Instead we “built a reliance on the machine
sometimes i wonder / what i am actually doing here / like how did i get this position / this role / this right / this responsibility / hey check me out / all propped up here / the / supposed sage on stage / If that's what this is / all embodied knowledge / and advice / and correct path through life
That letter A has been designed then cut by laser into a steel hydrant booster box. And degraded by time. That letter is one of many that form languages. Constructed to record / express our experience. Typography endows that language with a durable visual form. But our durability has always been in question.