Bruce Dickson

Joined November 2007

Simply respecting and celebrating life, in all its magnificent diversity and wonders, is nowadays the truly radical act of any artist. /...

Personal view of art and creativity:
Simply respecting and celebrating life – in all its magnificent diversity & wonders - is nowadays the truly radical act of any artist.

(Sadly … thanks to the perpetually negative, shock & horror focus and influence of the media and disillusioning impacts of our corrupted political systems … it seems we all need constant reminding of this most fundamental truth.)

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See further special links to selected categories of my images below.


Most Popular Calendar: ‘Water’ Most Recent Calendar: ‘the abstract shopper’.

Most Popular Writing: optimism Latest Journal Entry: The sad demise of facts’. .

Most Popular Series: IKEA, Frank Gehry emp architecture, Neons and Bridges

Favorite Images: For a real visual feast, please explore my eclectic/diverse selections from the absolutely outstanding work of others – via the Favorites link here and/or at the top of this page. The talent revealed is remarkable! Two samples: Persephone & Delicate. And yet another, more recently seen: Having a blast.

For your interest, also some personal picks from my own contributions to redbubble.


Redbubble dynamics: In case they are of interest, some perspectives on the dynamics of redbubble itself.

General focus of my work:
Celebrating life can also include seeing and interpreting the ‘everyday’ and the supposedly ‘mundane’ through fresh and more alert eyes.

As you will find, ‘eclecticism’ rules on these pages … and possibly understatement too. Primary colours, more often than not, also seem to disappear into the void. All in all, very common phenomena in life itself.

The surprise discovery made when attempting to group my shots together, under seemingly appropriate headings, was that so many loosely reflected meditational, abstract & expansive landscape attributes. (See all categories below). Photography as self analysis …

It will also be evident that ‘people shots’ are few in number as, even in public places, unwelcome invasions of personal space & privacy can still occur far too easily. (Particularly via anonymous travel through others’ lands.) More jottings, samples of framed artworks and special weblinks follow.

Down Under AUST/NZ
Drive By Shootings
Fog & Mist
Oranges & Lemons
Pacific Northwest USA
Southwest USA
The color black
The color white
Trains, Planes, Autos, Boats & Trucks

Further jottings:
Photography and film & video have been longtime creative pleasures. And writing as well (occasionally with a satirical edge). Cameras are a constant companion and without them many great experiences and sights would not remain as vivid in my mind as they do today. With my digital work I try as far as possible to take and select shots that please me without further software editing interventions (e.g. Rain Fall) – unless it is clear this path offers some richer possibilities.

Surrealistic art has long held special appeal (connected as it so closely is to the way our subconscious dreams & brains internally function) but – externally at least – it is now struggling to remain a meaningful force in an era when life itself has become far more surreal than ‘real’. And innovations in human technology are only accelerating this trend.

‘Drive by shooting’ is an ongoing interest, where I see what can be captured from the road while driving past in a moving vehicle, often at high speed. Beats a tripod any day (sic). After deleting a gigabyte or two of garbage, it’s the surprise results that maintain the mania.

As so many bubblers observe – art, beauty and wonder are all around us, despite the best efforts of western news networks to deny this, with their daily doses of shock and horror.

It is no accident that one of the most significant ways of revitalizing the spirit and reconnecting with our deeper senses & more worthy selves is found in communion with nature and life itself … and in our power to imagine. There is so much that is wondrous to behold, value, defend and gain strength from.

And in doing so, a shared sense of empathy, creativity, humility, and inclusiveness will always help to more joyously and non-violently advance this understanding and build with others a deeper sense of community.

  • Joined: November 2007


RB's over the top security - using 'square checking'

Driving me crazy! / Nowadays, finding I spend more time on trying to check squares to open my Redbubble account than actually posting photos! / WTF! Why is this over the top, excessive approach necessary? / Correctly checking one set of designated image components seems to never satisfy either … with multiple more brought on to replace them, delaying access even longer. / Stone the crows! /…
Posted about 2 years – 4 comments

Redbubble's removals of images

Latest image to be automatically removed by Redbubble’s automatic search and destroy mechanism – without bothering to see if actually necessary or true or not – was an image of mine entitled ‘All American’. / Redbubble took this down because of a supposed copyright action from the NFL (America’s national football league) who presumably claim to have the rights …
Posted almost 3 years – 19 comments

Is this a page redesign conspiracy by Red Bubble?

PROBLEM SINCE FIXED BY REDBUBBLE TO THEIR GREAT CREDIT. / (Original message still shown below.) / Not a believer in conspiracy theories generally. But have to ask is this highly unpopular with members, new profile page design, now dominated by merchandising samples, actually intended to get members to pack up and leave Redbubble? / It is obvious to anyone what a joke the new page design is in te…
Posted about 3 years – 12 comments

And About Time! (Uncommon, overdue changes to RB)

Just saw the vastly improved Redbubble Home Page (and Artist Profile/Portfolio page options) for the first time. Why did it take so long? Finally re-joined the modern web design era. / The old home page was from day one a total bore, very staid and very uninviting. Suggesting nothing in the way of difference or unusualness in any way whatsoever. / Also finally got some decent text that better ref…
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments
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