Sunday, 22 November 2009

well thank god that's over

Don't get me wrong, Sculpture by the Sea was great, but it was completely exhausting. Really happy to have sold my work, and especially that the new owners live fifty meters from Marks park. Also very pleased to have received the Kids Choice award. Thanks Kids! I love the Dinosaur Designs trophy. I didn't expect that. Almost better than the cash!
So now I have a large bag of plastic that broke off the house that I need to reattach. I'll do that tomorrow. Then I have to try and find somewhere to put all the leftover plastic/toys etc, and resurrect my garage. I have no idea where to put it. It all seems far too big a job on this 40 degree afternoon.
Here are a couple of pictures of the Dream Home in situ. Thanks to everyone who supported me in making it and everyone who came to see it. It makes it all worthwhile.

Being installed in new home. Note how far it has to go down into the courtyard...that's Gregs face underneath the bottom of the house.

School groups going crazy for bubbles

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Has anyone seen these flowers? They went missing (perhaps sold but not recorded) from my Found Feathered Friends exhibition back in September last year. Just trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. Ask your friends who went? Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I joined a skateboarding forum online for women who like to skate. The problem is, they're all over in the USA. Lucky for them, every single little two-bit town seems to have an amazing skatepark, that put our best to shame. This is me at Chatswood. This is Woodward in LA.

Saturday, 8 August 2009


photo greg lippiatt

Early one morning last summer, I went and had a look at a skatepark that I knew about, but hadn't seen before. I wasn't planning on staying because I was on my way to a swimming race, but even if I'd wanted to, I would have had to wait for the group of about twenty elderly Tai Chi practitioners to finish their session first. They took up the whole bowl with their slow, fluid, synchronised movement. I though about how similar it was to the movement made by the skateboarders who would no doubt trickle in as the day warmed up. Movements that are repeated and practiced, refined and perfected. Tai Chi, slow, skating, fast.
As I turned to leave, I saw a young man, sitting quietly like this on his skateboard, as if meditating on the moves he would make when the others left.

Monday, 3 August 2009

new thing

Rainbow street public school is having an art exhibition fundraiser from the 27th of August to the 1st of September at Gallery East, 21 Burnie st Clovelly. Chris Gleisner is curating it and asked me to donate something to the cause. I made some things like this.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

the roof is on

Had some help putting the roof on "Dream Home". Here it is.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Rosie and Scrap

I put little Scrap (just finished) on the floor to take a quick picture for this blog, when Rosie decided to come over and have a look. Here's what happened.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

From Little Things

Photography: Greg Lippiatt

I was recently invited to participate in the arty part of The Five Lands Walk, which is an annual event celebrating the area from McMasters beach to Terrigal. This installation was at Avoca beach and was my take on the whale migration that is regularly witnessed from those lucky enough to live on an east coast beach. The sculptures are made from water bottles and their lids, which are a pet hate of mine for their environmental nastiness. I think they look much nicer cut up and reconstructed.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

meat tray

What to make for an RSL show? A meat tray of course.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

new birdies

Just when I think I'm done with birds, another request arrives.

These are two wrens...a Red Backed Fairy Wren and a Variegated Wren, beautifully photographed
in the afternoon light by Greg Lippiatt.