Other Essays


Surrealism – Art and Photography

“Surrealism: What is it? Why was it brought about? What was it supposed to mean? And what does it mean today?”



“Selling Us Ourselves”

ad1smlr “(Advertising) …speaks to us in …a voice we can never identify.” “…‘we’ are drawn to fill in that gap, so that we become both listener and speaker…” [Williamson]



Place – The Nature of Man

“The bush to me has always felt right. Felt good, and true, and natural. And as I cast my mind back, I realised that some of my earliest and most positive memories are of my interactive childhood experiences with the bush and wetlands of the central southeast Queensland coast.”



Poem – A Right Brain Kind of View

“This poem was inspired by Betty Edwards’ book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”, and an elective drawing unit at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, first semester, 2000. Edwards’ book opened my mind to the possibility (belief) that, I ‘could’ learn to draw. The lecturers, the practical experience, and the opportunities (the models), did the rest.”