On location 2006 at the Tap Gallery at my Solo Exhibition "Stay Beautiful".


Sydenham, Australia

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Talking to Alice infront of one of many portraits I did of her!

One more thing. What is the deal with all those Rappers, Drugged out dopeheads and other allsorts that make up the music idustry? Like when especially when they receive their award on stage they thank god?! So in those times when (before they were famous of course) in those darkest moments when they were blowing away their “enamies” on the streets. When innocent bystanders were getting injured (or worse killed) all because of an infantile urge to protest one’s gang’s territory they end up blinged and cashed up onstage and end up thanking the good lord?! Oh please. This is torturous to watch, it’s always a channel changer or best a tv turner off moment. The worst thing is when we mention the words inspiration and get fed this cock shit in the popular culture it’s a travesty really. In their times of giving back to their communities did they ever give a “compensation” to those innocents on the street, the crossfire in their pathetic cause from the past? I think not. ALL of them need to rethink their role in the arts. They are nothing like the Fats Dominoe’s, Duke Ellingtion’s, Ella Fitzgerald’s, Nina Simone’s, the list is endless but what we are left is this shit. This is not limited to the blacks. We have Nickleback, we have a multitude of white rock that is god aweful. Creed will you please stand up? Kid Rock, am I surposed to be in awe of you when you say you are an ex dealer? shouldn’t you be doing time? Not even, he is on stage as a celebrated entertainer whilst advertising the white pimp role, is this wrong? I mean where did I become the feminist that has come to say that this is a whole pile of shit I just don’t need?!
In closing, if obscurity is a certain mindset then the state of mind is perfectly fine with me. I don’t think anyone is ready for what I have to say/ paint/ create. You are too busy getting bi-zay! I am yet to say that there is somthing contemporary that has grabbed me, put me aside and got me thinking “how did she/ he think of that?”. For the moment I have my own corner of creativity that I try to contribute to the history of the arts. With all the other crap floating around it’s so easy to be the alternative to the kind of artist I don’t want to be.

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