I was born in a town that no longer exists. The only thing left of it is an old train station that bears its name. Namioka was the place. A small town in Aomori prefecture, Japan. They say it was founded in 1889 during the Meiji Restoration and was elevated to a town in 1940. In 2006, they controversially merged with the growing city of Aomori and lost its independent municipality. So the internet tells me. I never lived there, […]
I spotted it on the way to church and snapped it on my phone. We were running late and I don’t think my husband and son appreciated the detour. I couldn’t help it. The bright red colour caught my eye. It was a toadstool. Amanita muscaria to be precise. It’s an iconic mushroom species noted for its poisonous and hallucinogenic properties. They say it attracts flies and was known for inducing delirium and madness. I just loved the colour, which I enhanced […]
The image of Yayoi Kusama’s mix media installation was taken last year at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. It was part of a bold exhibition, On the Origin of Art, where guest curators were invited to put together their concept on the nature and reason for art. Is it to attract a mate? Are we hard wired through our biology to create? These questions and more were explored. The museum itself is one giant experiment by […]
Thank you Su Leslie, Zimmerbitch, for nominating me. I’m enjoying the challenge immensely! Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day. Hi Nelkumi, What does nelkumi think?, would you be interested in trying this challenge?
We are waiting for his father to finish work. It’s a Friday night and we’re treating ourselves to a cheap meal out. We’re both in the car outside his workplace, but his father is taking ages to leave the building. I’m bored. He’s bored. I turn to to our son and ask him the first thing that comes into my head. “Now, if you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?” He carefully considers the question before asking “What’s […]