Friday, August 31, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Octopus, gelato, and a kiss


 octopus, gelato and motorbikes again


 at the busstop

octopus kiss



Two faced watcher at the Hub markets in Newtown, Saturday 25 August



sweet life ... 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Newtown mission 22 August


People at lunch today at Newtown mission. A bit more preparatory drawing towards the last supper I'm painting on the wall there

The gelatomassi crowd


Bikers who like gelato - nice

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bob's telling jokes


Bob's coming out of the induced coma and recognises everyone. Still a bit confused about what got him there and paranoid that he's under lock and key. But when the nurse told a relative he had the memory of a goldfish right now, he said, better than a gold star!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bob, get well soon

 Sekhet and Made - sharing stories of Bob

Bob got hit by a car door opening in his face as he rode to Marrickville. Money went missing at the accident - $400. The police told Helene that Bob was fine and would be home in an hour - despite the fact that he had a head injury and had been sedated when he got agitated in the aftermath. Further inquiries as to where Bob was were stonewalled by Marrickville police, calls not returned despite assurances, an attitude of 'what, you again?'

He's in the Neuro ICU in an induced coma (like a paralysed Buddha). He's got a trepanned hole in his skull to relieve the pressure. His skin colour is good, and you can see him trying to open eyes and move head when his friends and family visit. He even managed to focus his eyes briefly when Helene was there. That's very hopeful signs, but there's a long road of recovery ahead, even if all goes perfectly


 Helene with Chomsky(Bunty) the blue-tongue


Bob and Helene making some music earlier in the year


in the lounge



Bob in intensive care


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

At Newtown Mission


Nick and David at the Newtown Mission drop-in centre, where I will be spending a lot of time over the next several months while painting a 'Last Supper' for the soup kitchen refectory, made out of portraits of the regulars

Monday, August 6, 2012

more garbage bin drawings





these bins are ibis proof: mores the pity as drawing and/or painting an ibis emerging from a bin is a long-held ambition - sacred scavenger of regeneration

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Photographers


There's something about groups of photographers...


If you're busking they'll all find angles to photograph you from(while pretending disinterest). And not one will throw a coin.

This was at the Hub in Newtown, markets on Saturday