Lethbridge gallery

I became a finalist at the small scale art award of the Lethbridge gallery in Brisbane. I was not able to be present at the announcement of the prizes, but it’s still fun if the gallery owner picks just MY paintings to feature in advance!

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Early works

In 1993 I collected pictures from newspapers of people who were in some way ‘in action’. After I had a bunch of good mugs, I played around with the copying-machine to resized the pictures to my liking. Then I stuck them together in a way as if they are looking towards you.

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Some of my art treasures

Today in the op-shop I paid a few dollars for a precious little artwork. Even the tiny sign (B. Burns ’82) was meticulously neatly done. For me it’s clear this is or was a true talented person.

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What about originality?

Before the start of a new painting I thoroughly search the internet for images that could be interpreted as similar to my idea. If I find one, than the inspiration is instantly quenched.

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Art is a case of passing on

Some artists state that their artworks are their children. And they find it hard to sell them.I think I understand what they try to say. In some way an artwork shows features about the artist which can’t be defended or protected any more, as soon as the work is released to the wide world. Just like a child.

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The simmering pot

A few days ago I saw a picture on Facebook of a building made out of living trees. The branches were led and trimmed into the shape of a life-sized church. The structure was complete open and the inside of the building was usable as a sheltered area.

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