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Sunday, September 16, 2018

X and O card from my daughter for Father's Day, downunder


Envelope and card, the gold is of course highly reflective and shows up almost black . . .

Monday, August 20, 2018

Post throat cancer, I have face and head skin check-ups three times a year

Invariably I go under to have issues cut out but never mention this. I don't know why but I did an Instagram post mentioning the last episode and so many folk sent messages and even cards . . . this one is from a dear friend in Tasmania with a dual message. The cover graphic fits my interests and his hand written note of encouragement certainly hit the spot.


Flowers arrived with a great graphic and message also - thanks folks!



Love a scrap of paper with notes

My on-going notes on a restaurant drink coaster I keep beside my computer work station:




Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This 1943 graphic from the little magazine entitled London Opinion says it all


When I left the Ad game and struck out freelancing as a marketing & graphic designer in 1985 I re-positioned my strategic and creative director skills into an entity, I titled: CORPORATION OF ONE.

Freelancing up and down the east coast of Australia I partnered with owners and CEOs of businesses doing language audits, branding and team training in a multitude of product categories.

I quickly came into contact with many like-minded creatives who were all versions of my own 'corporation of one'. Soon four individuals became a loose affinity I called a "co-operation of ones".

A email domain, a working server, a shared digital platform was born. One that exists today nicely morphed into Barbara Heath's "jeweller to the lost" and my own "urban archaeology".

Its strange but many of the younger trainees have all become like family.


Friday, March 23, 2018

My German Encyclopaedia artist c.v. has been taken down from Wikipedia

They only allow 'articles' now . . . nothing remotely self-promotional. The first version was prepared by the curators at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.
                                                   Here is the updated version as a .pdf


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Most marvelous fellow - Stephen Hawking R I P


Here he is: Vanessa Redgrave, Tariq Ali, and Stephen Hawking (wearing glasses and a camera around his neck) marching in a large-scale protest against the Vietnam War, London, March 17, 1968.

Friday, March 2, 2018

My #artistbook from 18-8-1998.

A parallel production Brisbane Edition of 21 (all sold) I found the twenty one clear covers while in Japan and working on graphics for the Gilbert Paper Co. USA. I decided to produce my little book of #foundimages and add exploratory texts based on my interest in the left handed way. I’ve decided to make this production again using offset done in China and a larger run. Maybe get my buddies at @booksatmanic to take it on? #querky #erotic #foundphotography #wicked #naughtytexts#urbanarchaeologycollection

My #artistbook from 2001 in two parts - The Horizontal Domain


24 meditations on death (& life). All images found (& revived) for 4th artist’s books + multiples fair. I digitally produced this for Noreen Graham at the time, she asked me what I had in mind and I said that I had collected all these photographs of funerals, holes in the ground, death mainly. “Oh, she said death won’t sell well” . . . “Noreen I have other photos of live people horizontal, I’ll make two versions” An Edition of 30 all sold. #nudes #originalphotographs #death #funerals #foundimages #urbanarchaeologycollection

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ha - updating my button collection



the first 300 were scanned in 2003, now sorting the new ones added since then . . .

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I've never seen this before . . .

Visiting the author - Anna Dusk at her house at Bonnet Hill, Pawtella, Tasmania. The neighbouring farmer has set aside an area on his property where the family dumps unwanted articles . . . here is the bottle department: over generations they have gently laid their empty "tallie" beer bottles.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mrs Sprott advertised this crystal ball for sale in the 1960s for $32,000.00


The Brisbane Courier Mail first took her classified advert, then created a piece in the paper - "Rare or Loaded" then followed up with a further article - "Rolling riches, its no dice".
This object, in the box and associated clippings was offered on Instagram by @turnofthecenturyantiques for $20.00 I was tipped off about it by Vanessa Roche who already knew that I had three others . . . my first one is also with its box and instructions and marked for sale for 5 Australian pence. The two other cast glass balls came to me sans packaging.
I hope you enjoy this urban archaeology as much as I have?



Friday, November 17, 2017

My (found) 'pinks' folders have reached 778 multiply that by x11 images in each folder = 8,558 items so far


(above) is the latest . . . art directors have a lot to answer for, sexualising the colour pink