Dynamism

Dynamism

There’s one thing I want from a piece of art and that’s excitement. I want to feel reverberating, unrestrained energy, not just glimpse it.  I want my eyes to gallivant all over the work, not just puddle in one place, if at all. And that’s exactly...
The Attitude of Learning

The Attitude of Learning

Learning is a skill, but it’s also an attitude.  Memorising facts and figures, for some, is where it’s at – but that can be risky – where’s the solid footing?  And it’s from that substantial knowledge base, that understanding...
Design Development

Design Development

You know that saying, a picture’s worth a thousand words, well, that’s how I felt when I took an off-the-cuff image of a stunning Sydney coastal plant, the Gymea Lily, named by the indigenous Eora people, it also proudly denotes the suburbs of Gymea and...
Signs and Symbols

Signs and Symbols

Sometimes, when looking through my personal library, I come across a treasure I’ve completely forgotten.  You know the kind, a small book, pushed to the back and easily overlooked. I’m re-engaging with four such treasures.  Now I do have an excuse.  My...
Drawing: From Design to Reality

Drawing: From Design to Reality

Words can often be an inadequate means of describing our thoughts or dreams.  Drawing, on the other hand, can be the choreography of constructing a design vision for all to see, without the need to utter one single word. I’ve been watching a four-part video...