Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sunday Morning

Today we are heading to a big band concert at Riversdale, at the Bundanon Education Centre about ten minutes drive up the road.  
It rained for the first time in 3-weeks last Friday. So we went for a walk during which we spotted wombat hole #327. There is 14km of river frontage at Bundanon, only a few hundred metres of which is accessible (on foot). While exploring we are constantly thwarted by walls of Lantana which, along the river is now protected due to its provision of habitat and prevention of erosion. 
L bought her 13th pink jacket yesterday there was matching pants but we both agreed they were too flammable to be practical.
We had an amazing private piano concert two weeks ago. Alexander Boyd (Arthur's grandson) played to a small invited audience in the front room of the original homestead. A grand setting, a grand piano (Arthur's London bought Steinway) and a diverse selection of music ranging from Chopin to Ravel, a mix of smooth traditional and lively discord.
We have been walking regularly, either down to the river or up onto the range. W has been fishing and caught some Australian Bass, fun fighting fish and quite tasty.
Our time continues to be productive, L has been busy drawing and weaving, W drawing and painting. Together we have worked on some small installation experiments both inside and outside.
We are planning new works based upon ideas and images from our time here and whilst on route during the bike ride. 
Our main focus sculpturally has been head hides or enlarged hoods. Made from various materials these small objects offer a peaceful space when ones head is inserted. A concept exploring ideas of head/mind dominance over body and a mental haven from immediate surroundings.

Collab Watercolour study

Clear wombat by Laura, pastel on paper

Collab colouring in competition, with hidden pictures, pencil on paper

Speedway by Will, watercolour

Laura Lantana

Couch Headhide by Laura

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