Monday, November 06, 2006


Here is a bit of a dabble with cross between a photo & drawing Jo

Friday, September 29, 2006

About Echo

Wonderful! I really like the subject matter, Jo, intimate and beautiful and a bit old world, and the amazing things you've done with light. The compositions are interesting - the oblique angles are refreshing and unexpected. Somehow they make things not quite comfortable and it gives the works an edgy quality - it makes me aware that they are compositions and constructions and then that raises questions about why these objects, that angle, that light etc. The play with focus is interesting too. I find it a bit unnerving - I've read things about how babies see their mothers' faces out of focus - maybe it reminds the viewer of a kind of merged identity with others and things....unsettling secure identity etc...

Blog tips - I'm not having any trouble now, but I don't know if i have any useful tips. I just hit on the blogger icon in the top left corner and go in and press "create post" and write and load away (press the pic icon to load pics). Pics have to be small files - around 5 or 600 kb -but I'm sure you already know all this. I wrote a "how to" page so i'll see if i can add it so you can access it by pressing the small piece of writing that says "1 comments" for your further info.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Images from Echo

Hi Carol here are the images I exhibited at Back to Back Gallery with Helen Dunkerley. I have such difficulty posting to this site any shortcut tips? jo

Monday, August 28, 2006

Happy artworking Jo

Good luck with it Jo! I'm about to get frantic too, for my show in November - problem is I've been too busy catching up with everything since I got much chaos to clear ... but I'm nearly ready to plough in
Go well,
love Carol

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Carol and Johanna near the shipbuilding at Coloane, Macao a few years ago

shifting perspectives

Hi Jo
I've just found this blog. It looks great! We've been back for two hectic days and I've only just opened my email. What struck me getting back to Macao is just how bright and chaotic-looking and flung together looking this place is, and how I've only just scratched the surface of that in my work. It'll be fun to blog together. Yeah, I think keeping the blog open to just us and a few invited friends is a good idea - it'll make it easier to keep the emphasis on our collaborative art process rather than presentation (though it can't help being that too). It'll mean we won't have to worry too much about getting things right. We can focus on hatching and making art collaborations and playing, and merrily making mistakes as we learn to use blog. Later on we could fix the blog up, or rearange things if that's an option (or make a new one) if we develop some specific idea of what we want, or when our project has evolved, and open that to the world. Hey, if one of us puts images up on the blog I wonder if the other could then get them off and work on them and repost them? I didn't use a new password to get into the blog - do you think that's because you invited me to be a member? So much to learn!

Saturday, August 12, 2006