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LSL 60

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At the age of 60, I thought life would be much easier to understand


In the '80s, I was painting art inspired by Fauvist, Cobra and Art Brut artists

I wanted my art to be raw, powerful and primitive

I was investigating our psychological and physical barriers as they failed to protect

I wanted to paint self entrapment where sickness and resistance hid any possibility of outwardly demonstrating wellness. 








Singapore Botanical

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It is the smell that makes life so compelling
The delicious smell of damp earth, fallen leaves and aged trees

Return to an old wood rain forest to feel it in

Sense the decomposing and surrendering of life
Get to know the secrets held by the detritivore community

Feed on the dead

The scent of organisms recycling
Making use of death for a continuation of life

And allow the decay within to regenerate


Picture yourself walking through a forest.  The light is fading fast
You are racing to keep up with the light
Apart from your panic everything is perfect
What do you anticipate?






Osaka Cool

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For a shortish time I flew Without a sense of weight But I was to return Fallen down To here

Osaka Cool Twilight
Know your roots Where you belong And when you started to seperate
To become part of their world  To be driven by  their emotional experience To be part of another's assimilated narrative








Osaka Displaced

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Where to go when
When struggles and feelings are destructive to your comparative mind

When shifting displeasure from self-harm
To those who have the power to harm

Being denied by what you wanted
For all of those legitimate reasons that pre-exist


Osaka Standing

I see you in the distance
Some 7 lanes apart
Standing alone in the rain
At night sheltered by your umbrella
Alone and in public being by yourself
Not wanting to be noticed
That is how we live now






Osaka Influencer

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So many to influence
Persuade customers with your voice
Whisper that you know
Shout brazenly that you are trust
Influence consumption

A new channel
A new drive
A new target audience
A new way to convince people
To buy-in customer engagement
For our conglomerates to regain market dominance
I like you


Osaka Decision
Inside and outside Without planning Without the stress Not caring about being in the right
Take the leap From excruciatingly pointless inaction Stop gathering  more and more information Make your right decision in your right time
Step outside Find your way forward Wake up every morning refreshed









Kyoto Street

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Are you tired grappling with the complex problems
Your place in the universe
Take a contemplative walk
Make your choice
Select your frame of mind
Consider helping the poor and sick
Why hurry
Why catch up


Kyoto Street Tree

It is so easy not to see
When mass media almost always the leads the  story with hate
When religious media almost always justifies the story with damnation
When politicians almost always employ inflammatory rhetoric to gain votes

External attackers and internal disorder
The Religious,  Government and Military shepherds are selling us safety through our fear









Kyoto Mound

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Evidenced prosperity and eternal continuation
Meticulously realised

Requirement proof of achievement
Dedicated resources symbolised

Making sure the job was done
Finding a way to demonstrate the cause

Accounted merit & overlooked squander
Each concentration of power justified

Then scale is diverted to an even more grand stature
These the practices of the elite



The stories we tell ourselves To allow it at home The power of beautiful impressions  Being both good and bad Desirable and undesirable







Hiroshima Decent

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Each decent is comparable
Even if you live a 100 or a 1000 years

The unavoidable fall into worldly affairs
Entangled in its complications
Entangled in its quarrels

There are a number of vantage points
Find them if you can


Hiroshima Lion Dog

The beginning of all things to end
Once a symbol of strength
With the power to repel evil
With real malice and magical power to act

But then the questions
Who guards our guardians
As we guard ourself from ourselves

Until we finally rest in error
And the social contract is disemboweled

As the logistics fall apart
From one misunderstanding to the next









Hiroshima Remember

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Every morning,  Am I dead?
In this American Hell Fire rages Rain is black Rivers choke with dead children

Unconditional: terms of surrender Revenge: avenge fallen soldiers Efficiency: Bring about a swift end Management: Short window to deploy Inquisitive: Research into devastation Criminal: Deployed over hospitals and schools
Demonstrate: A large civilian death toll to assert dominance Tactical: Keep USSR inline Showcase: USA supremacy Instigate: An arms race