Category Archives: street art

City Slicker

“City Slicker” – noun – informal, derogatory: a person with the sophistication and values generally associated with urban dwellers. The opportunistic raven is nobody’s fool.  He is sleek, healthy, clever, and manages just fine thank you very much in the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Wall

Once upon a wall there was a corroding remnant of street art.  Only a head and shoulder remained.  Whatever the rest of the image was had long gone.  It had presumably cracked up then flaked off, washed and blown away … Continue reading

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Visually Conscious in New York

Recently Matthew and I were in America.  One of my favourite days of the trip was an overcast New York Saturday when Matt and I walked across the Manhattan Bridge, through part of Brooklyn,  returning on the Williamsburg Bridge.  Under a leaden sky we enjoyed unrelenting … Continue reading

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Rue de l’Echaudé

  I have drawn my favourite Parisian street several times since I first found myself standing on it in December 2010.  Today I have finished my latest drawing of rue de l’Echaudé.  What is it about this street?  It is narrow, intimate and so old that … Continue reading

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Christchurch Revisited

A few days ago I spent two days in Christchurch at the end of a 10 day New Zealand holiday.  I had also visited the earthquake-ravaged city in August last year.  I was curious to see the changes between then … Continue reading

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Just a New York Conversation

When Matt and I were in New York for a week last August, Matt was going through a busy time with work.  He apologized each morning for having long skype meetings and not being able to come out.  I hope I looked suitably sorry … Continue reading

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Tableau

“Tableau: a group of models or motionless figures representing a scene.” Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary.  What does this scene represent?  To me it speaks of domesticity; the never-ending care of others…especially if one is a woman.   It isn’t a complaint.  It’s … Continue reading

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