Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weed growing high in the sky. Taken from the window of my hotel in Bloomsbury, London. Summer of 2011.

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

Christmas stocking
Tree of life
Weeding out

Helen Fuller, Goodwood, December 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.

Michal Kluvanek