Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Daryl Austin, The Milk thistle painting, 2006/7, oil on linen, 81 x 101 cm.
If noticed, any weed is only recognised by what it is not and the cultivator's belief that it should not be there at all.
Which,are for me the much needed attributes required of paintings at present. Neither what people immediately recognise nor what they particularly want.
It's about operating counter to the prevailing cultivator and persisting.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Great Piece of Turf ( Das große Rasenstück) 1503 is a watercolor painting by Albrecht Dürer. The various plants can be identified as cocksfoot, creeping bent, smooth meadow-grass, daisy, dandelion, germander, speedwell, greater plantain, houndstongue and yarrow. (Source: Wikipedia)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
The plant that you did not plant that is doing better that the one you did is a weed. This means that it is possible that one man's weed is the next girl's desirable plant.
And this opens the field to relativism, not to mention infestation.
My neighbour Len insists on planting Statice where I am trying to grow Kangaroo Paw, his is doing better than mine, but is his a weed?
Many years ago when I went to The Flinders Ranges for the first time the hillsides were covered in purple and scarlet, beautiful, I thought.