water world

March 22, 2014

water world



March 22, 2014

the sound of soft shoes

on the wooden floor,

the sound of a finger on the string-

five years become ten,

ten become twenty…

how thin the air, how innocent the sky-

we must never become too old to dream

lest we confuse an old coat

with the allness that we are.

the soul grows too grand for

the body to contain.

the dross washes away

and we become gold.

so simple…

March 11, 2014

Life is So simple

and Life is Never simple…

so many shades to decipher-

all memory,

all possibility,

all hope and imagining

collide in us-

how to span these gaps?

how to understand?

is there any sense to find

or is it all a crazy confabulation

of  microbe and mystery

the eternal swirling of  dimensions,

each longing to be-

with such ferocity

and such passivity-

like Water, Blessed,

we trickle and we yearn;

 the benefit of certainty

comes only in rare

starlit flashes

of Integrity

and then the search, again..

maybe that’s all

one ever gets?


partially completed sculpture

March 5, 2014

partially completed sculpture

The face of a figure is always a little bit harrowing-

somehow it seems to emerge against all odds,

both internal and external and it is always

a little bit suprising to see what it actually ‘looks like’

as there seem to be subconscious forces at play

when one is in that flow of work.

As more work goes into a piece,

the ‘onus’ of each succeeding magnifies.

At the start, there is only the Idea,

formless and free to change

but as soon as a part is completed,

the subsequent choices are limited

by what has been done.

In the case of ferrocement work,

it is then quite literally ‘set in concrete’

and retrofitting is not really an option

without drastic means.

People bandy that phrase about

but they have no idea

unless they actually work in the material!

Experimental work is always the most fun-

no pressure and even if an experiment fails,

one always learns something

( occassionally one learns more from a failure than

from a success – not that one ever

intentionally courts failure!)

But this sculpture is going into the 2014

Benchmarking Birches Bay Sculpture Trail

at Five Bob Farm in Woodbridge

so there is no room for it to fail or it won’t be there!

Next, the hand and a mosaic Earth-

this will be my first mosaic so please wish me luck-

i want it to look like the Earth from outer space,

with all the swirling white clouds and ocean currents,

like the precious jewel the earth is

( hence the name of the sculpture,

which is’Jewel’!)

I like the way the in progress photos look,

the contrast between the finished and unfinished.

chicken wire shape before applying thew concrete

the armarure


March 3, 2014

Look up – clouds and blue,

the miracle of Sky.

In the mirrored ceiling,

i see only me.

On the shiny floor,

a tangle of black thread

and the hazy reflection

of what’s above

descends into forever.

It is all Eternity.

Say no to petrol!

February 24, 2014
So my radio tells me that Australia has
only enough petroleum to last about a month
and the proposed solution is
to build more refineries here-
what i don’t get is that we Know that
 fossil fuel is no good
yet we continue to plan with it being crucial
to our economy and viability-
like it says on the back of the truck,
‘ if Trucks stop, Australia stops’.
Why can’t we invent
an electric car that runs on the system invented
by 4 teenage girls in Nigeria
which uses a liter of urine
(that’s right, urine)
to provide 6 hours of electricity?
There is enough food in a major city
to last about 4 days-
that isn’t a very good margin.
Who is in charge of the planning dept?
Instead of finding real solutions
to the serious problems we face ,
they keep flogging coal and petroleum
when we understand now
the catastrophic effects fossil fuel
use has on the environment.
But hey, everyone pees and that
is a potential source of Hydrogen
which can be harnessed to provide power
that could conceivably run a car?
Australia is a big country
and very much tied to transport.
Gold stars to those Nigerian girls
and their teacher,
(who must have been doing something
Very right as an educator!)
Their invention is a game changer
and they should be
amply rewarded with
more than gold stars.
<fireworks icon>


February 22, 2014


‘Reject everything hopelessly’- grafitti on a Moonah wall in big block capitals- it made me think of this photograph taken at the bus stop. A girl on the bus had ‘Refuse to Seek’ tattooed in fancy script across her chest- i heard her tell someone it meant that she wouldn’t let anyone tell her what to do. I wondered if she knew what ‘seek’ meant?


February 22, 2014

has Time become

somehow denser

than it was?

thoughts, dreams, feelings-

wave upon wave,

build until

the cascade breaks,

becomes a mind full of rainbows…

reflections reflected

and the swell irresistable-

no room for dualism here;

wave is particle…is wave…IS

(the kaleidoscope river multiplied,

i am a speck filled with wonder)

yesterday at the bus stop

February 22, 2014

anotherscenefrom the bus stopyesterday at the bus stop

i think i like the reflections better than i like the ‘real thing’-
as long as i have a camera, it isn’t entirely disfunctional…


February 14, 2014


what does the tiger know of  fashion parade?

he has little use for shoppers paradise,

he came with his own stripes-

only an accident of glass puts his image

in the same frame-

he isn’t even tempted,

were he able,

to come buy, come buy.