Saturday, August 28, 2010

backyard at dusk

Saturday 28 August 2010
Beautiful scent of the blossoming plum tree

Friday, August 27, 2010

rough edges

Thursday, August 26, 2010

charlotte's visit

Around Easter time 2010, Brunswick West

Bon Voyage

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Spring fever, new beginnings, and the cherry blossoms

a beautiful reminder of death, not as the enemy,
but as a guide to elegant living

From 'Hanami' / Ed Wright 2006

Monday, August 23, 2010

play is timeless

These are some of the pre-Columbian artefacts which once belonged to Diego Rivera, and are now housed in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City – one of the most amazing places I've ever visited.

Among exhibits which span the Central and South Americas, and thousands of years, there were some huge, impressive pieces of stone art there, such as ancient Aztec sacrificial altars and parts of Mayan temples. But awesome as they were, I just couldn't get over these small ceramic vessels and figures! They are so playful and so streamlined. It's as if time disappears, and the artist is right there, talking and joking with the viewer, with gestures that we still share.

Next to the collection there was also a picture of Diego himself – somehow, not too different from the spirit of some of his statues … ; )

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

night ties

trees throw the ropes again
to draw in the night

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dusk Fruit, White Flight

Dusk Fruit
steel, enamel, 18ct gold, silver 925
60 x 35 mm

White Flight
steel, enamel, 18ct gold, silver 925
90 x 400 mm

These were my two contributions to our RMIT auction in 2010.
Enamel on steel, yay!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction 2010

Lately, the life of our class has been virtually nothing but organising, organising and organising. It is because this year, it's our turn as 3rd years, to organise the traditional jewellery auction which will fundraise for our end-of-year exhibition and catalogue. Amazing how quickly the time has gone from first year to here, almost leaving … it's great, with all we've learned and the jewellery moments along the way, but a little scary at the same time. And now, only a few days to go to the first big event of our (quickly vanishing) year.

Here are the important details of what, where and when. You can also see images of work for sale at our blogsite, link below. The site is still continuously updated, so mark it in your browser and keep checking back.

RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Annual Jewellery Auction 2010

Hope to see you there!

RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Annual Jewellery Auction 2010:
Snap up the work of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths!

The RMIT Gold and Silversmithing auction is just around the corner – only four days to go! An annual landmark within the jewellery community, collectors and the public, this event is a great opportunity to spot emerging jewellers and silversmiths, and to purchase original handmade pieces by established and up-and-coming artists.

The work will be auctioned by the legendary jewellery expert Mr Ronnie Bauer of Klepner’s Fine Antique Jewellers, assisted by our own Alysha Batliwalla. A fundraising tradition, all proceeds go towards the end-of-year graduate exhibition and catalogue which highlight the exceptional talent this course nurtures and develops.

Come along, have a wonderful night and show your support by bidding on some outstanding jewellery pieces!

Wednesday 11 August
Previewing of work from 6.00 pm
Auction begins 7.00 pm

The auction venue is just opposite RMIT Storey Hall, upstairs:

The Order of Melbourne
Level 2 /401 Swanston Street

Food & drinks available at the venue
Credit card and EFTPOS facilities

If you're a maker and would like to support us by donating original jewellery, it's not too late! Please see our Invitation to Participate for details.

The Graduating Gold and Silversmithing Class of 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Imagine them all ... crying

Would be great to know if all hell breaks loose every time
the dad walks out of the room or stops cootchy-cootchy!

I found this clip after participating in a survey on computer generated
laughter vs. human laughter. It was surprisingly difficult to decide on
some of the seven clips played, which one was which. The site also presents
short videos on the science of laughter - did you know, for example, that
rats giggle when they're tickled, and seem to enjoy the activity?

You can participate online here, it's a short and simple test, run by Acoustic Engineering
at Salford University, UK, supported by the New Scientist magazine.