History and passion of Africa fashion

Went to a fantastic exhibition at the V&A about fashion from the African continent. Dynamic and diverse as the different countries, the exhibition explored how politics and history manifested in its fashion scene. Creativity and fashion allows us to write our own narratives. They are spaces for people who have a vision for the continent... Continue Reading →

The Chandelier of Grief, Yayoi Kusama

It was a beautiful exhibition at the Tate Modern. The artist has been living in a mental health hospital since the 1970s. I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered... Continue Reading →

Blooming Odd

This masterpiece is by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Called A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, it was painted around 1609! It hangs in the National Gallery, London. It’s a beautiful vase of flowers. There’s nothing odd about that, you may say. But you’d be wrong. These flowers could not exist together in... Continue Reading →

That Famous Arnolfini Portrait

I’d seen it in textbooks. Read about how remarkable this work was for it’s time (1434). I never dreamed I’d see the real thing. But there it was, just hanging there as casually as you please. I was quite delighted to stumble upon it at the National Gallery. For Becky’s Monday Portrait

One fine ordinary day

Ordinary. My ideal day looks like any other ordinary day. Preferably a Saturday. Back in Australia it started with a sunrise walk by the beach with friends. They did it for exercise. I really did it for the amazing light, their company and the açai bowl waiting for me at the end. We talk and... Continue Reading →

Zigzag

I’m still slowly going through the old Daily Post Photo Challenges. I’m now up to 1 August, 2014. The challenge was to show our interpretation of zigging and zagging. Here it is. A snippet of street art found in London. It was celebrating the NHS.

Fireworks at the opera

That time my friend had tickets to the opera by the harbour and we saw the heavens light up. It was many years ago now. But it was a lovely time on Sydney harbour watching Madame Butterfly. The image was taken on my phone and edited with Hipstamatic. For Becky’s October Past Square

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