Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Richard and Old Man Crow exploring 100s of hand cut objects in  Grinding (2013-16) by Yang Mushi
The Dark Matters at White Rabbit Gallery
Richard photographing the zeppelin blowing up in this surreal multilayered photo-video-“painting”
Infinite Landscape 2011 by Yang Yongliang
“The ancients used landscape to convey feeling,” he says. “I use landscape to criticize society”
sublimely carved marble reflecting in AIP-PF (2004) by Chang Nai-Wen
Water Drops (2014) by Kung Wen-Yi and Ko Yu-Cheng
“The artists (each of whom made half the work) celebrate rain as an analogy for the creative imagination. Just as water is the universal solvent and the source of life, they say, so the imagination is an all embracing source of ideas, which must be contained and channeled just as water is.”
beautiful, deep, sublime
so much to reflect on

A Tentative Conversation Mo16“A Tentative Conversation” Mo16
accordion book
260cm W x 17cm H
grape vine tendrils, graphite, ink, gouache, thread, watercolour paper, Japanese Abaca paper
Artist’s Statement: making an opening for listening
was selected for the Manly Artists’ Book Award 2017, this was my third try at this show, “An illuminated Book of Cats” didn’t make the grade in 2011 & in 2015 “The Spirit Book of the Spirit Books” and “Out of the Blue” didn’t get in either but this one did!
It was a dark and stormy night for the opening… the traffic was appalling, took us two hours to get there (a 45 minute drive when it’s not raining in peak hour) so we arrived just as the awards were being announced. There was some very good work in the show but sadly mine was displayed inside out with the “gates” closed on a low plinth that was too small for the work… I rearranged the piece as best I could considering the position and then Roderick could see it was time to get me out of there before I imploded. He’s such a champion, kept his cool driving there and back again in pouring rain and had me laughing by the time we got home, some gigs are certainly better than others!
On a lighter note Liz Ackert is stitching “imagine peace” onto safety pins and sending them out into the world
her stitching is so exquisitely fine on beautiful old indigo dyed linen, here it is on Grace of Windthread’s “x-roads cloth” with The Pale Rook’s “Fish Bones”Ariel is looking fabulous this morning, his eyes are bright, his coat is shining, he’s eating with gusto, purring madly & running up and down the stairs. He’s still on the non steroidal anti inflammatory pain medication and the blood in his pee is still happening intermittently but he will be with us for a good while yet, he’s such a magic cat!

A Fan of Edith Cowlishaw

Posted: February 26, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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mo-with-edith-cowlishaw-fan-vi-bird-bathFan VI Bird Bath 3/8
hand coloured etching
by Edith Cowlishaw
Artsite Gallery
Old Man Crow bought it for my early birthday treat (it’s next weekend) the show closes this afternoon so it’s come home
art-on-bedroom-wallthis is the art I wake up to each day
clockwise with a detour in the middle from upper left
Night Lights by Aileen Jordan
Starred Noddy by Brett Smout
Bee Happy by Martine Bos
Carol by Eric
Kip by Adrienne Ségur
Blue Bird by Denise Lithgow
a snippet of watercolour by Vanita Salnajs
Honesty by Christine Kelly
3 Left Over Hearts Mended & Letting Go of Fear by Jude Hill
Fan VI Bird Bath 3/8 by Edith Cowlishaw

a bushwalk in the Blue Mountains

Posted: February 16, 2017 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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waterfallCathy took me on a magical bushwalk to this secret waterfall in the Blue Mountains
look-upadmiring a vertical garden by Mother Nature
creek-crossingcreek crossing, love how the steps are carved into the sandstone
water-dragona friendly water dragon showing off his home
mothmoth camouflage
mossmoss forest
christmas-bushChristmas Bush Ceratopetalum gummiferum sepals decorating the path

Tatsuo Miyajima and more at the MCA

Posted: February 14, 2017 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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tatsuo-miyajima-pile-up-pile-no-4-2009Tatsuo Miyajima Pile Up no.4 2009
Connect with Everything at the MCA is on until March 5th
there is much food for thought in this interview with Tatsuo
fiona-hall-manuhiri-travellers-detail-2014-15detail of Fiona Hall Manuhiri (travellers) 2014-15 in Today Tomorrow Yesterday MCA Collection on Level 2
fiona-hall-manuhiri-travellers-2014-15Manuhiri (Travellers) is a large installation composed of found driftwood in the forms of living creatures.
primavera-mca-dotti-and-nickour friends Dotti & Nick enjoying Danie Mellor’s Native Gold in Primavera 25 years Level 1

Edith Cowlishaw at Artsite Gallery

Posted: February 6, 2017 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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artsite-edith-cowlishawEdith Cowlishaw at Artsite Gallery
Wed-Sun 11-5
til the 26th
don’t miss this show if you are anywhere near Sydney
edith-cowlishaw-fan-17love this etching folded to make a fan, I want one unframed!
mo-new-frock-17pulling a face in my new frock from the op shop at the opening, fits like a glove and is beautifully made, such a good score!

leunig-kerfufflisation-of-life
The Kerfufflisation of Life by Michael Leunig