Sunday, December 1, 2019

Melbourne to Darwin November 2019


I'm just waiting in place
Halfway between departure and arrival
A living cultural landscape
Paved and lined for the thousands
From generations to generations
More than myths and magic
No longer a featureless place
500 million years to today


The trepidation of being alone
When in the transition from place to place
Experiencing deep and vital dangers
Venturing into uncertain territory
Racing towards the chance
To experience heightened emotions
Of altruistic happiness
Sometimes I play dead
Then I am not afraid


Sense of transient place
Knowing you are almost home
It is all we have
This biosphere
My reasons for life
My sphere
My region of interaction
This is me as organic life
As atmospheric
In awareness


In our public places
In our shortened term
Together 

In our repetitive behaviour
We created  bonds
Forming reason 
Being 
A bond

To share our emotional identities
Our experiences
Our thoughts
Our feelings
Our memories


Wanting to be here
Caring and treating each other gently
By achieving more than just doing our job
In the sanctity of our biosphere
Of all living beings 
of all relationships
Being at home feeling magnificent


A Darwin Bougainvillea Christmas
The night before December
In beauty and in pink
Darwin Mall 9:30 pm
It is why I chose this place











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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ha Ha



Bless my soul
A self-deprecating joke


Wet and drenched
The edge is challenging me
So obedient to all worldly matters
Harbouring my safety 
I murmur in delight of my loss
For this lonely man rides again


You should be building me up
But your system keeps drags me back
I just need a reason
To sail away
In a dream


A nightmare is approaching
Shelter with me
I slam the door shut
Alert and quivering
Resilient and defiant in fear 
Whispering
Angel of Death please pass us by


It’s not true that no one needs you anymore
But, I just wish I was dead
My vastness of inadequacy
Your judgment is self-honourable
It is the what that is driving my unhappiness
Controlling the damage of my self-worth 
Embellished through enforced competition











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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ambitious Artist cover


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An Ambitious Artist Cover
When pressed for living
My skin is my barrier

By John Bennett 
JJFBbennett



In 1983 I moved from Melbourne 
with my love Brenda
to Poowong
To start my painting career

In 2019 I traveled to Seoul
with my love Brenda
And viewed Asger Jorn
artist as a social activist

This book is a collusion of
What
Memory
considered Reflection

My paintings 
were
determined to
have something
to say

An Ambitious Artist Abstract

This story is about growth. By growth I mean, the tenacity to survive in a delicate and highly fragile ecology. 

My underlying artistic dilemma is rooted in the normal and abnormal consequences that impound affordance and manifests self-actualization. 

An artistic response to the perceived narrative and the clues that impact on augmenting a self-sealing consciousness. 

The generated artifacts represent growth gained through spontaneous thinking and physical action set under the conditioning forces of consequence and realization.

An Ambitious Artist Problem

Well, I have a problem and the problem is deep
So I dug and dig and dug and dig and dug and dig
Yes, it is my problem and it is sublime
So I dug and dig and dug and dig and dug and dig


I have no means of making it home
So I dug and dig and dug and dig and dug and dig
With no way of making it out of this mess
So I dug and dig and dug and dig and dug and dig

An Ambitious Artist Explanation
Dominion and powerless
Strength under control


I re-positioned
I observed
I acted


An Ambitious Artist Cover







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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Human Mammal Self Actualization



Unexpected interference
Self-actualization


A wish in time
Investing in negative sentiment



Self-sealing
Theory
Evidence
Belief


Invested in negative sentiment
Fabric and Structure


Pressed on for living
I have the need to know
Fleeting and impulsive distrust












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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ambitious Artist RAW



Ambitious Artist Raw
no reason
no logic
just physical and emotional


just barely holding on



my paintings were determined to have something to say