The train lines are alive with so much artwork, there has been a huge increase in work. Was happy to see zap and I’s mural too from the train lines. There were three murals that I saw in Ashfield, one was of native birds, the other an outback scene and the one I included on the blog was a strong piece about Australian colonisation or really invasion. The brushwork was so good, very strong and it came across so well close and afar was impressed. Had to check out a wall in Queenspark back in the eastern suburbs where I am to do a mural late April early May. Decided to do a walk from the park to Randwick and drop in on my mum. Ashfield is great the food is amazing, it is filled with so much Asian food which I love. Had a BBQ pork bun, dim sims then for a treat some red bean roll. The fruit market was so cheap and good. Have to go back to Ashfield tomorrow morning to pick up my daughter then heading to Seven Hills to see my friends with newborn. It was a great day for walking around not too hot as autumn sets in, still tshirt weather though.
They knew I was from the eastern suburbs when I pulled my passport out at Ashfield station, they knew.
Been a bit critical lately, more aimed at myself really. For instance I love beauty such as incredible work by Carrivagio but can really get excited by jail tats too. Strange and it is me who is the deranged one. In university I painted stains derived from the checkout roller. Spending times copying them and putting them to canvas. That’s just odd and I earned an Honours degree from stuff like that. Sometimes things are fruitless but you just can’t let them go. I see work I really like ignored or criticised, artists who I find interesting barely able to make ends meet. That’s it, it is tough out there and reality rolls on regardless of the interest in bizarre stuff. Believe me I know artists doing stranger things than me who are established and have careers, whose interests are so obscure that the university is the only place that will have them. So yes I have been thinking quite deeply about interests and activities that seem to go nowhere. At the same time I should be less critical and understand the way things can be or can seem. Would hate to stifle my creativity and just shut down, prefer to do things in possibly three different ways at once. If I do my next wall do three quite distinct pieces that seem unrelated so I can see it all at once. I did something similar in newtown I painted the comix then my own shape based work nearby. Well I just keep moving and sorry for all the critical thinking lately just trying to get some satisfaction and understanding.
Put 3 quite different works on paper on social media. It was interesting to gauge reactions. Very stereotypical, can’t say I was surprised. Enjoyed seeing a friends paintings which were quite deranged looking and being me I loved them they inspired me it will be interesting to see the reactions he gets. Hope some minds can open, that is the real challenge opening minds.