Thursday, September 19, 2019

Self-portrait



Over time I have changed
Through multiple starting points and many opportunities, I evolved


How did authority get inside of my head?
A mind forged by manacles










Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Leper Line 25th Parallel



It was so primitive
From the 1860s to 1950s
They were seemingly untreatable
They were feared 
There was panic
Colonies within a colony

A prison for the sick
Of appalling living conditions
Enforcing social isolation
GRIM and SHAME












Saturday, September 7, 2019

1981 An Ambitious Artist




1981 An Ambitious Artist

Back in ‘81 
When 
Times were fun 
As a fine artist 
With ambition in mind 
I thought of life












Friday, August 23, 2019

LSL 60



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. 











Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Singapore Botanical



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?