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A Mind in Pictures (part 2)

31 Mar

This is a continuation of this post. This is where the deep stuff starts to come out 🙂  As usual, click on the picture to get a larger one.


Yep, that’s Michael Klim’s chest exploding, giving birth to a baby that holds the world. Michael Klim is bald. I am not. So I added hair. I have an irrational distrust of men who shave their heads. Continue reading


A Mind in Pictures (Part 1)

24 Mar

From June 2011 to July 2012, I participated in a therapy group in a local clinic. The group met for two full days a week. One hour each week was dedicated to art therapy, during which we were invited to draw, paint, collage and so forth, usually based on some kind of theme. I’m going to publish here forty or so of the artworks I created in these sessions – half in this post, the other half to come. Each one took about forty-five minutes, so they represent a pretty unedited window into my state of mind. Click on the image for a larger version.


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Europe 1989

24 Feb

Of all the artforms, graphic arts (including painting and drawing) and dance are the ones I have never considered myself any good at. Blog readers will be spared the sight of me dancing, though Susan Dibble at Shakespeare & Company went a long way to dispelling my belief that I could not dance. Drawing and painting remain the areas about which I am the most insecure. I was told in no uncertain terms in primary school that I could not draw. I was good at maths and reading, and should stick to those. In 1989, I travelled around Western Europe with my girlfriend at the time. We took a fair few photos, but for various reasons I no longer have any of those. All I have as a visual record of that trip, that coming of age ritual of many Aussie youths of our generation, is these twenty paintings and drawings which I did (click on images to enlarge). Continue reading

MIT doodles

15 Feb

You can click on any of these for a larger image.

Hmm, this first was done just a few weeks before I handed in my PhD, almost sixteen years ago. I’m greyer, a bit heavier, and on the other side of the world, but “too many hats”? Some things don’t change…

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