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The lego recreation

Just something a little different

Lunch atop a Skyscraper – is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932. The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Man at the right with bottle in his hand is Gusti Popovic, sawyer from Eastern Slovakia – Spiš. He sent this photo in 1932 as a postcard to his wife to Slovakia with words: “Don’t worry my dear Mariska, as you see I’m always OK with my bottle. Yours Gusti.” (Slovak: “Nič še ty neboj, moja milá Mariška, jak vidziš, ta ja furt s fľašečku. Tvoj Gusti.”)

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Phantasia

This image by Magdalena Bors grabbed me for various reasons, but I really need to check this exhibition before I leave.

Friday 2 May to Saturday 7 June 2008
Tue – Fri: 12.00 – 7.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am – 6.00pm

Gallery 1 & 2

MAGDALENA BORS, MARK KIMBER, ANDREW MAMO, ALEXIA SINCLAIR, SIMON STRONG

Vivid, complex and magical, the works in this exhibition abandon the traditional realm of the photographic – the real world – to conjure images of the fantastical. From Magdalena Bors’ fairytale scenes to Alexia Sinclair’s regal women of history and Simon Strong’s dreamscapes; from Andrew Mamo’s phantasmagoria to Mark Kimber’s landscapes of the imagination, it is an odyssey of the fabulous. The result of highly skilled and detailed construction these enchanted scenes are either created as theatrical settings and then photograph or pieced together from hundreds of photographic fragments.

Mark Kimber is represented by Stills Gallery, Sydney
Simon Strong is represented by John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne and King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.

WIP

Packing up things meant I procrastinate and made random sketches for the first time in months. Incredibly rough and starting to not like it already, but not too bad considering I haven’t touched my sketch pad in almost a year.

Sun, sun, sun


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Originally uploaded by jenreindeer

on a Sunday, it almost made up the fact that Saturday was probably the coldest day in history.

I wandered off to join other knitters at the Sidewalk Cafe amid gale force wind, continuous wet and was warmed by the hard core knitting spirit of 30+ people meeting up for Sydney’s World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Met some interesting people and realised (again) that Australia blog scene is intimate and as P and I looked around, we realised that we are not alone…It’s still a bitch to try and start up a knitting group in Manly, but maybe there are more people like us.

I’ll post some more photos, but I was really glad I turned up.

Went home around 6pm, eventhough it looked like it was closer to 8 and for some reason managed to get conned into visiting the 24 hour comics Hayase! crew at Pirochan and Evilhayama’s place.

Maybe the cold weather is making people more productive, but there were some good looking comics being made. In any case, congrats guys since it’s now past 11am!

So much for a day where I was expecting to sleep and read most of the time.

24 hour party peeps

Popped in to the Hayase! 24 hour comic crew and things are agoing with several peeps finishing things ahead of schedule. Managed to find Da Magick tm drawing pen that seemed to solve most of my inking angst. Sketched some really rough thumbnail for Mr Tang, that might turn out to be rather fun, will try and finess it tomorrow when I’m a lot more sane. Mr Evil I bow to your superior gamez skill, but next time, it will just be a few spaces and not a freaking whole lap that you beat me with.

Want to go dog walking this weekend as well, if the weather clears up and sic my dog on bigger prey.