What’s happening in our neck of the woods and in other necks not so woody

 

Can public art empower our imagination?

Public art used to be serious . . .

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Docile subjects (comedy and biodiversity)

or How much entertainment do we deserve?

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After the storm

A fledgling Satin Bowerbird just off the ground . . .

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Two Boxing Day Poems

A weak form of the Capgras phenomenon and Double Drummers, Jagun

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Scarlet Jezebel

Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there. Chuang-Tzu

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The Curious History of the Still Life genre

Still-life works tell us a lot about history without the standard elements of a narrative history painting. Still Life is not shy of showing the artifice, the drama and being informed by the cultural environment and evolution through developments in materials and processes and new subject matters.

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The Cicada season

In one of Aesop’s fables, a hungry fox tries to lure a singing cicada down from a tall tree by by flattery . . .

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Jaimeo Brown’s Work Songs – amazing music

Check out the track ‘Be so Glad’.

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The Origins of Poetry

Wordsworth began his finest poem, Tintern Abbey, in the ruin’s vicinity, and then refined it over two or more days prior to writing a fair copy on July 13th 1789, as he approached Bristol. He had walked across Salisbury plain west to the Wye Valley, hardly eating for three days, which can disorientate and be soporific. There is such a thing as the physiology of the poetic.

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Insect populations are declining dramatically

We easily forget that insects are essential to agriculture, ecosystems and healthy biodiversity.

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