Monthly Archives: March 2012

sensibility

I picked up this small drawing in Shanghai years ago, and gave it to my sister, and have just noticed it again on her wall. It has a lot in common with the stencils and stamps I’ve been lauding of late.  … Continue reading

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grumpy sailor

  We’ve been having coffee lately on a Sunday morning in a new bijou coffee shop that’s opened up literally in the front of a local icon, the New Edition bookshop on High Street in Fremantle.  It’s called The Grumpy Sailor and … Continue reading

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red men

Not mad men but red men, and also on the beach as part of the ‘ sculptures on the sand’  exhibition.  Interesting, in that China-modern way,  their uniformity and implicit strength  just a tad intimidating.  They’re like taunt coils about to spring ! … Continue reading

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sandbags

How I wish the powers that be would leave this sitting-room-in-the-sand on the beach all the time !  How good would it be to flop into after a swim?  Et, as Ms Kit says, “Art can be anything.” This is the view … Continue reading

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au revoir beautiful doors !

Sold !  So glad that we are not a museum but  sometimes it’s really hard to let go.  Like of these doors.  They have to be just about the best we’ve ever had and we will probably never find another pair with … Continue reading

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an ideograph

Art can be anything. (Kit White, ibid [1])  Like this ideograph (if this is what it is) on one of the floors of The Icon in Hong Kong.  No idea what the symbols mean, if anything, but it works as … Continue reading

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rooster and dragonfly

When we were in Shanghai once I had a conversation with a very modern Shanghai girl and I asked her what the Chinese saw as art, liked in art.  Her reply surprised me.  She said that they liked the representation of … Continue reading

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it’s all in the mind

Hong Kong through a window on a 39th floor :  I think that it is at this level that a city really seeps into the mind.  The possibility of seeing it whole turns it into a metaphor for something else, something big, … Continue reading

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chinese arcadia

On the other hand this painting, by an unknown to me, Chinese artist , is a representation of a traditional Chinese ideal : children playing within the safety and propriety of the lanes of  walled village houses. The ethereal golden hue perhaps suggests that the … Continue reading

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