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OCA Sydney get-together and more Poles!

Last Saturday saw the first get-together of the four (that we know about!) Sydney based OCA Textiles students. From left: Kath, Eva, myself and Judy. We all come from very different backgrounds but still found we have a lot in … Continue reading

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Road signs – Rosalie Gascoigne

Rosalie Gascoigne 1917- 1999 I first came across this Australian artist on-line whilst researching ideas for my road sign totems.  I wondered about the cut up yellow retro-reflective road signs she had reworked into fragmented and incomprehensible art pieces.  Was … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cultural Sources – Further Research

I seem to be stumbling upon totems, especially poles, everywhere I look at the moment.  Here are a few samples of some of them. Talking and Listening Sticks by Susan Bowring-Miller From the tXtfiles Exhibition 2002 at the Lovett Gallery, … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cultural Sources – Jenny Orchard: Ceramic Totems

Jenny’s website explains her Zookinii’s and PlantAnimals very well.  An extract is below: “My Zookinii’s – PlantAnimals, PlantPeople and SoulFlowers are an irreligious, non prophet disorganization of recently departed extinct species and genetic labaroritory misfits who now reside in a … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cultural Sources – Stage 1 John Dahlsen: Totems and more

Research – John Dahlsen Contemporary Australian Environmental Artist. I’m allocating a blog post solely to the work of John Dahlsen because I believe there are enough aspects to his pieces to justify it and it is also a good lead … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cultural Sources – Stage 1 Art, Artists & Totems

Research – Other Totem Interpretations Carol Lee Shanks. This piece entitled Totem comes from the Remains series of work by Carol.  Her website states that the Remains series began in 2009 when she had been working with wax paper and … Continue reading

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Interpreting Cultural Sources – Stage 1 Other totems

Research – Various Alaskan Totems Betsy Malloy from the California Travel website has kindly allowed me to use her images from 2005. I love these two totems.  I remember as a child we used to buy fancy ends to put … Continue reading

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