Monday, July 27, 2009
What impressed me more than the movies was the walk itself. The busy vibe of Durban central is always something special. But one thing really bothered me. Everytime I go downtown it seems to get more run down and more dirty. Why don't Durban people take pride in their city?
I dont know about other cities, but certainly Cape Town is not so filthy. MMMM...What does it say about us?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This week was mainly taken up by our Faculty of Arts and Design Conference.
Conferences are always time consuming and also something of a mixed bag. this one had its ups and downs, but considering it was the first one of its kind, it was pretty good.
Meeting Donal Fitspatrick the keynote speaker from Curtin U. in Australia was inspiring and he also gave us lots of valuable feed-back.
Sharing ideas with colleagues, listening to their research ideas and presenting my own was all really good. So lets hope this is not the last, but the first of many .
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am really struggling with this drawing. It is hard to control the charcoal on this scale. Difficult to maintain the digital quality. Probably have to try a different medium. But it is still interesting, because it has turned into a "black lung' which is what smokers get. It also begins to remind me of early Mondrian drawings. That was long before pixelization!
This is the drawing I decided to juxtapose with the lung.
It is also based on a digital print of an illustration of a pine seedling.
The idea comes from a true story concerning a Russian man who breathed in a pine bud which sprouted in his lung, causing him severe pain.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Zygmunt Bauman in Liquid Arts :
Once you reach perfection the world comes to a standstill. there is nothing else to do, and nothing will change. But we are all liquid modern; and so perfection, in which everything will be evermore the same, is not an ideal, it is a nightmare.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today my colleague Chris tried to motivate our students to get their own bloggs. So now I am newly inspired to blogg.
The other interesting thing that happened today was that I discovered Bauman's "Liquid Modernity". I need to read this guy ...he is really interesting.