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?








Sunday, August 18, 2019

Osaka Cool



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











Thursday, August 15, 2019

Osaka Displaced



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








Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Osaka Influencer



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












Saturday, August 10, 2019

Kyoto Street



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











Thursday, August 8, 2019

Kyoto Mound



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










Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hiroshima Decent



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











Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hiroshima Remember



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