Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Terrifying clown action

My family and I were recently in David Jones being disappointed by the scarcity of decent reduced-cost infant-ware (there was supposed to be a sale) when I snapped this clown-sculpture in the children's ware (is that one word?) section:

So here's the brief, Bob: I want you to create a clown whose eyes are sunken in their hollow sockets and glazed with terror. Also, make its mouth gape open in a silent, ululating scream only hinting at the promise of a grin.

Fear me.


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Found knowledge

You know, I used to have this Robert Heinlen quote pasted up in my cubicle back in the days when I was a cubicle-jockey. Just last week I was thinking about it and meant to ferret around my studio for the print-out to stick up on the wall. I forgot about it, and today I found it on the internet by chance! Here it is:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Foiled robot costume

This was discarded down the road from my studio:
Here is the same robot costume being offered a coffee by my friend Pat from the inimitable Batch Espresso.

Monday, 22 September 2008

1 year later...

Whoo! This blog has been going for a year! To new visitors, thanks. To returning visitors, thanks and ... thanks!

Here's some stats:
This is the most popular page on the blog.
Most of my visitors come from America, followed by Australia.
May this year was the most lacklustre posting month for me with a measly 5 posts
I've made a total of 148 posts, which averages to a post roughly every 2.4 days
The top keywords bringing people to the site are "that gum you like is coming back in style" and these are responsible for 1.87% of visitors
Most visitors find the site via Google Images
Only 27% of visitors come directly to the site
69.40% of visitors are using Firefox. Nice!
The most prevalent editorial error is the possessive apostrophe (eg: it's vs its)

So thanks for bearing with me over the last year and I hope to continue supplying content in a semi-regular fashion.

Your host.

Friday, 19 September 2008

My face in Second Life

...Been a while since I've been in Second Life - I will be back for some more art-based business in there sooner or later!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

The 'one dollar donut' [sic] lied to you

So I was walking past a Seven Eleven and I noticed that the doughnuts starring in the (this is the doughnut talking) "I'm just $1" and "1$ doughnut" campaign were, in fact, THE SAME doughnut. To wit, between the chocolate and strawberry doughnut, one of them is an impostor. My money's on the chocolate being the grandaddy-of-all-liars as it'd be easier to darken the strawberry's lighter hue.


Why not photograph two doughnuts for variety? Are they trying to suggest that all Seven Eleven doughnuts have the same uniformly drippy icing?

I meant to blog about this a while ago, which kinda loses the freshness of this post as you won't be able to track down the doughnuts yourself and demand answers (the promotion finished in July). I found these images while cleaning up my computer and thought people needed to know about this insidious example of a BLATANT VISUAL FABRICATION.

Stay alert. The doughnut is a lie.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

10 frames of existence

I found a site last night - the web-cam-stop-motion-thing (be wary, it might contain nudity and/or adult themes). I fooled around and created my own and then got sucked into viewing others. Here's a selection of my favourites:

Slack-jawed I sat, refreshing each page of 16 and gaining insight into fractions of loungerooms and the myriad of human ludicrousness, bundled up in silent, 10-frame loops. I mean, this is different to something like YouTube and I found that it had a weird effect on me like I was staring into some hilarious, sometimes problematic and perpetually constant abyss of human behaviour.

I'd like to make a full-wall of this stuff. It'd be epic.

Friday, 5 September 2008

(A hypothesis)

What Malevich's 'Black Square' would look like if created today. Sacrilege!!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


I was walking past a flooring store whose floor-stock was all cleared
due to it closing down. All that was left in the empty space were
framed samples of wooden flooring on the walls.

At first I thought it was an art gallery...

Monday, 1 September 2008


A scaled up screengrab via various goofy means, errors and technological limitations.

Medium Tumblium

I've set up a Tumblr page in order to, as my friend Scott says: "... outsource my memory". It'll be almost all re-blogging other peoples stuff (although some of my stuff will inevitably creep in) and predominantly image-based.

You can bask in the hilarity here or click on the Poison Chihuahua above.