Monthly Archives: April 2013

proverbial screens

Or I could have called them celestial screens because I am quite sure that in Chinese dreaming, heaven is full of screens.  It is getting that way with me.  These ones are particularly decorative, and are standing off the ground … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on proverbial screens

anzac day 2013

In 1915 we died on his beaches.  Today there’s a sign there telling our mothers not to mourn, that their sons lie in Turkish ground and now are their sons too. see you

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on anzac day 2013

on reflections in rob roy

You have probably realised by now that I am somewhat of an eccentric who lights upon ideas and issues, becomes passionate, sometimes only briefly, but tends to store-up things that stir the imagination – a bower-bird of cultural detritus.  Over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on on reflections in rob roy

reposing…

There’s a knack to photographing art, and in my case it’s a work in progress. A few words for the moment – this is an old piece framed glass on glass. Why? Well, it’s good to keep a sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on reposing…

going somewhere

Every Sunday morning, husband and self sit on the rocks on the South Mole at the entrance to the port of Fremantle at what was once the point  where the Swan River tipped itself slowly over sand bars and  into … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on going somewhere

joie !

I took this luscious image to my friend at Painted Earth in Fremantle and she mixed this blue for me.  I can’t tell you how good it looks !  We’ve had a set of antique screens  erected in the shop, built in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on joie !

the pawn shop

Plainly it’s been out of business a long time.  The person who showed us around told us that 28 families had been living there at one time.  Thinking about it, I’m not sure if he was referring to the original … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on the pawn shop

a prince among frogs

And possibly several hundred years old.  One of a pair, earthenware jars with lids and we believe of Ming origin. Green glaze, uneven in places but who’s counting?  It’s so beautiful. I have a theory that only the beautiful survive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on a prince among frogs

inner sanctum

Screen wall par excellence !  In this classic courtyard house screens walls  mediate the spaces, graduating public to private, one generation to another.  They had the wonderful virtue of being adaptable, easily so.  Probably economic too in the past, though not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on inner sanctum

classicist

Sublime ?  An overstatement ? Possibly but I am enamored by these screens.  We slept behind them in China and my admiration is such that I have fossicked in the back room and found a not-dissimilar set which are now being erected … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on classicist