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Too dark?

Posted: October 21, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Too dark? Mo19
H 36.5cm x W 36.5cm
black glove leather & black leather cord stitched with black linen thread over papier maché mold with grape vine tendrils & embroidered text on vintage black suede over board
words by Rod Morgan from his song “Too dark?” which will be recorded when he is feeling better

time out for healing

Posted: October 15, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

Old Man Crow was very sick last week, ended up going to emergency at RPA on Thursday afternoon after the GP found blood in his urine sample. The CT scan showed a 5mm kidney stone stuck 3/4 of the way down the ureter, so they put him on IV antibiotics and then bypassed the stone with a stent on Friday afternoon. They sent him home on Saturday and he is slowly feeling better but will have more procedures over the next few months before he is all clear, will know more at the end of the month when he sees the urologist again.
Everyone at RPA treated him with such amazing grace, good humour and compassion, doctors and nurses are angels in disguise for sure
will be a bit quiet here in It’s Crow Time
namaste

River on the Brink at the SH Ervin Gallery
Menindee Fish Kill by Melissa Williams-Brown in collaboration with Bonita Ely
Badger Bates – Barka The forgotten river and the desecration of the Menindee Lakes 2011 linocut print 60 x 45cm
we saw this deeply moving exhibition yesterday, it was put together in 4 months in response to the fish kill in the Murray Darling earlier this year
the online catalogue is suberb
Elizabeth Farrelly wrote this passionate response last weekend
How many more fish will die before we start looking after our beautiful broken world?

Owl Rock

Posted: September 25, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Owl Rock Mo 19
graphite, ink and watercolour
Sentinel Mo Okiszewski 19
Once upon a time, long, long ago (millions of years ago) there was a rock. Simple lifeforms developed on it and around it. The simple lifeforms slowly evolved into more complex lifeforms and the rock, even more slowly, aged and weathered. Dinosaurs came and went, homanids came and evolved. The rock, the sentinel, bears witness.
garden guardian whose ancient eyes hold deep time and spirit of place.
I found the owl rock in a creek crossing on the Wombeyan Caves Rd in the Southern Highlands in 1988
he has lived in every garden ever since, a powerful being, a delight to draw
” ‘But why do I need to learn to draw?’
‘You don’t. But it’s a good way to learn to pay attention. To really see what you are looking at, instead of what you expect to see.’ ”
from ‘Someplace to be Flying’ by Charles de Lint

Spring Equinox

Posted: September 23, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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‘The Letter W’ from An illuminated Book of Cats’ © 2010
illustrated by Mo Orkiszewski with words by Rod Morgan & musings by Ariel P Cat
Ariel P Cat  was conceived on the Spring Equinox 1999
he lives on in our hearts

International Day of Peace

Posted: September 21, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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weathergrams in the garden from Fiona Dempster and Barry Smith for the International Day of Peace 2017-2019
Barry’s Peace Bowl
Fiona and Barry give so much love and hope for our beautiful broken world
yesterday we attended the school student’s Climate Strike in The Domain, our friend Richard Whitfield caught this photo, there is great hope for our beautiful broken world but we all have a lot of work to do!

Linde Ivimey Arno 2009
steel armature, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, natural and cast chicken & fish bones, 24ct gold and ruby
48 x 53 x 35 cm

Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Frida (after Kahlo 1946) 2017-18
reclaimed needlework, glass beads, lace-pins, beading-pins, satin ribbon, nylon tulle, on archival mount board
147 x 101.5 cm
Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Lover’s Eye (after Vermeer c.1665) 2018-19
reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, beading pins, cotton-velvet, nylon tulle, on archival mount-board
90 x 120 cm
Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Pearl (after Vermeer c.1665) 2017-18
reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, beading pins, cotton-velvet, nylon tulle, on archival mount-board
90 x 120 cm

Gould Creative Spring 1883
Ian  Cheesman installation
calf skins, cast bronze arrows
The Vivian Spring 1883
Matilda Davis never ending sabbath of turmoil and true love 2019
oil on canvas, trim.decoration
50 x 40.6cm
Neon Parc Spring 1883
Lore Langredies Survived #1 wall object 2019
cut roedeer hide, MDE
Funaki Spring 1883
26 galleries presented their selected artists in the rooms of the swanky Establishment Hotel for Spring 1883
the lighting wasn’t great and the works were difficult to appreciate in the small rooms but in this 21st C world galleries are trying to make the art viewing experience more interactive, for me & Old Man Crow it felt a bit too gimmicky
the best moment was meeting Louise Saxton in real life, I have admired her meticulous work for years online