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Archive for February, 2013

Art for Waitangi Day

Some art I’ve happened to be considering this week seems appropriate to post for Waitangi day. You can figure it out yourself without my commentary though.

Ralph Hotere White Drip to Mister Paul Holmes (2003)

Interesting who ended up owning it. Image taken from here that does do some explaining

And then there’s this from Banksy. Image from here

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Warts and all

Here is a photo of a random (I swear its not set up) pile of books in my room. I have many such stacks. I like this because it is NOT my top 10. It includes some of my most favourite books, but also those that reflect my mostly failed attempts at reading popular stuff, some about where I am at, a couple that were recommendations,  some that were life changing at the time but I now finds embarrassing.

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Books on my spinning chair. In no particular order

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It is my birthday and coincidently I wonderful little handmade/hand drawn/hand painted book arrived for me from Sarah Laing.

My full list of inspirational people is/was

  • Tom Waits
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Sam Hunt
  • Jim Baxter
  • Janet Frame
  • Keri Hulme
  • Philip Clairmont
  • Colin McCahon
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Rita Angus

Iggy Pop was on the sidelines

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Colin McCahon by Sarah Laing (2013)

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