180 Degrees of 24 Years

Homowo

As Parsley felt herself falling from the window-sill her whole life passed before her eyes 1992

23. As Parsley felt herself falling from the window-sill her whole life passed before her eyes 1992

Daulghiri, hard king of cloud (unfinished) 1997

22. Dhaulghiri hard king of clouds 1997

Darkness in Belanglo 2007

21. Darkness in Belanglo 2007

Message from the mesa 1989

20. Message from the Mesa 1989

Jo, Sunday afternoon Anzac Park 1996

19. Jo, Sunday afternoon Anzac Park 1996

A path through trees 1990

18. A path through trees 1990

West Ryde 1991

17. West Ryde 1991

The Metamorphosis of Io and Argus 2000
16. The Metamorphosis of Io and Argus 2000
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2 responses

  1. Hey Michael,
    I’m always hanging out for the start of the month and September doesn’t dissapoint. Lots of new stuff in every post but at least one of these images i am very familar with, Your re-telling of the Myth of Argus hangs on our wall. One of many things i liked about it, is the way the story seems to grow out of the dirt and the sea. It’s very organic and i think taps into the morphology of Greek Myths in that there are no clear distinctions between Gods and people and the land. The differing Greek entities are transformed into animals or geographical features (rivers/plains/mountains/clouds) at will.
    Which, i think is similar to the “elastic” Dream Time of the Aboriginals Creation Story-telling. It’s a very fluid world when it’s young.
    Correct me if i’m wrong but the germination of this painting comes from Salvador Dalis lithograh ARGUS {http://www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico271746-44542.html}
    Which hangs opposite it in our living room.
    Keep feeding my addiction 🙂
    Brett.

    September 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    • Anonymous

      How did I miss your question? Yes I think we talked about your Dali lithograph (is it one of the ones he released willy nillly in near senility? Possibly worth more than people tell you) but I was also reading Ovid’s Metamorphoses at the time and so got the story from the source. And yes to your observation of transformations in the story, that’s what Ovid was on about, constant change and growth, miraculous transformations, he was the special effects master storyteller of his age. This and the story of Clytie caught my imagination, then I wondered off to other things (the drunken boat I think)

      July 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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