25.4.13

pre-dawn [customer] service ...



At our local Servo this morning;



'Lest we forget normal trading hours apply...'




thank you Gordonvale BP - we shall remember them...










15.4.13

re-imagining ...



Par Avion (2011) Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. 69 cut metal pieces from Cessna 172 airplane, gaffa tape, postage paraphernalia. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists and Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco
[click here to see image in original context]



While in Brisbane last week we again made the trek to the excellent University of Queensland Art Museum; this time to see the touring survey show by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.  The exhibition did not disappoint, indeed all who were present seemed to experience a 'warm fuzzy art moment' - that wonderful feeling that occasionally arises when one is exposed to art that is conceptually and aesthetically engaging in equal parts.  

Dante was delighted and intrigued, breaking into spontaneous applause in response to the work Future Remnant 2011. On returning to our temporary residence she promptly headed for the Lego box - undertook a long process of sorting and selecting before commencing her own Healy and Cordeiro inspired piece.  The work was rearranged numerous times over the next 24 hours - accompanied with strict instructions to 'not let Rumi anywhere near my artwork' and for me to document the process with photographs... 

Here are the results...





















7.4.13

the art of collaboration II ...



'The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.' 

[Thomas Carlyle]




Loving the calligraphic mark-making Ms Dante made with her trusty green texta this morning; 'embellishing' a print of one of my drawings from 2003.  A beautiful [somewhat unintentional] collaboration... Gold!




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[image + text copyright Bek Misic 2013]