Post # 20


Relearn Your Alphabet for the Twenty-First Century Series. D is for desire is a vampire––change your desires. Or possibly for the Rimbaudian drive to deliberately derange the senses. Or driving round the bends on the Sherbrooke road we saw a Lyrebird plumage fly across the road––nesting season. Apparently Katherine Hepburn loved to visit the lyrebirds in the Yarra Ranges whilst visiting Melbourne. A blessing to walk with G through the Sherbrooke forest––running down the track, his tartan pants on, puffer jacket not entirely zipped––the way he likes it. Not in gumboots, but he still jumped in puddles and got his socks wet. Or no––D is for curios dolls.

Boundary Speak (Diaries 2013-2021) centrally focuses on reportage of my life’s happenings, notes on readings, phantasms or wild forays, riffs off music or footnotes from poems that take me on a strange journey, ruminations and thought fragments. My outsider artwork is focal on my Re-learn your Alphabet for the Twenty-First Century drawings (some of which are collaborations with my children), my robot series, as well as many other drawings undertaken over the period 2013-2021.