new addition: i got this neat little closer at a stationary store in melbourne. noelle brought me to fitzroy which is kind of the hipster-ville of melbs.
i went to the park on city hill in hopes of spotting some kangaroo, didn’t have much luck with that but tried out using charcoal on this silver fabric to capture the bushy texture of the trees.
used some silver ink with the ghost image of the trees on the page behind the fabric.
crowd sourced some sketches form folks at the bar.
these pages were side by side but went in different directions.
haven’t actually seen this one in real life but was way into the “flocked” texture of the kangaroo paw flower.
hours and hours of fun.
i tried to paint at the lake, but ended up getting run off by the aggressive swans. will post the video of that soon.
met this amazing artist in the loom room at ANU on the day i left canberra to go to melbourne. ilka white is based in melbourne and was only in canberra for the rest of the week. what a lovely chance meeting.
hello house reunion (from my tokyo days) in melbourne. greg was wearing a florida shirt in noey and my honor.
hello house pal-sourced memories of the night…..
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melbourne has significantly different architecture then sydney or canberra. i’ve heard it referred to as the more european of australian cities. it was a beautiful town.
more testing to figure out how to treat the silver fabric in my book. this might be the answer.
spent a lot of time with this australian kitty.
impressions taken in a graffiti covered ally way off flinders street.
more leaves and feathers.
installation idea/impression of karst formations that have pushed their way out of the landscape.
first glimpsed these in the area aound janet deboos’ casa.
some diagrams on the plane back to canberra. i have a few more weeks of making and some of these australian experiences are starting to trickle out.