Then I was back in the tropics watching a sunset do its very hot pretty thing over the Indian Ocean. It was time to lay low in the studio, sweat alot, experiment and focus on new work. New work meaning some local mudmaps created by using a messy form of cartography empregnated with red pindan earth. Verdant, panoramic bloody border landscapes also appeared in the studio which refer back to my visit to the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula in 2012. Other projects simmer away as well on a variety of materials which I hope to show later in the year in Melbourne.
All this new work will be somewhat disrupted by a fast fly in and fly out trip back to Victoria where I show a large group of my Antarctic works at a CrossXpollinatioN exhibition in Colac and Cororooke. This textile and fabic festival saw me somehow entertaining many visitors with my tales of neo nomadic tactile icy adventures. The chilly Victorian weather woke me up, a visit to the excellent city of Geelong was pleasantly surprising and the delightful people I met in this part of the world made the adventure all good!
Suddenly I was back in the Broome studio.
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