Prismacolor pencils on Canson Sepia pastel board 60 x 40 cm
I bet this is not what you expected!
Where’s the face?
I’ve been in Far North Queensland for just over 5 months and up until recently it has been a bit of a struggle for me at times. This part of Australia, as beautiful as it is, is far away from my home in Tasmania. I miss my family, my friends and my studio. I don’t however, miss the weather in Tasmania! I have met some wonderful people here, but they’re passers-by. There have been times when Val’s been at work that I have felt quite alone and isolated. But I’m made of stern stuff and I have been brought up to have sufficient self-discipline, motivation and imagination to get me through the tough times. Things are on the improve and I’m really looking forward to Val and I making the journey down the Eastern Australian coastline as we head for ‘home’, starting in November, or thereabouts.
Although I see myself as a ‘rock’ (in the shape of Tasmania), landing on a ‘new’ shore with all the excitement and trepidation of my move above me as detailed in the water hitting the shore, and the promise of adventure in the detail on the sand, I am reminded of ‘I am a Rock‘, by Simon and Garfunkel. If you know the words, then you will know what I mean when I say that I am the opposite of the rock in last two lines of that song.
You can take the man out of Tasmania, but you’ll never take Tasmania out of the man.
Monday: Is the Internet of value to artists? Part 1.