Friday, July 8, 2011

wigandia in the scheme of things


Photo taken about 20 miles from home.

3 comments:

  1. It's important to remember that, Billy, that we're all just threads in a fabric...your surrounding landscape is, though, more invigorating than suburban sprawl. I wonder how different your work would be if you'd have lived in a city, like Melbourne.

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  2. That may be so Faisal but those threads of the fabric you speak of are only of use if one can absorb them and in turn utilize them.
    The equation I utilize is part site/region specific but also part (maybe largest part) fantasy or dream. i often feel Australia (beyond the city gates) is a lonely/empty/sad place..its as if the removal of the indigenous occupiers rendered the place spiritually null and void. Perhaps i am trying to reach out to that spirit and to the fragmented lands of the former Gondwanaland ..sounds frightfully pretentious in words.

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  3. No, I don't find you pretentious. After removing the original inhabitants, 'modern' Australians have yet to equate with the land they occupy, and have yet to express themselves in anything but a superficial manner, the meaning that their residence has for them.

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