Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ha Ha



Bless my soul
A self-deprecating joke










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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











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.