Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bohemian Gardens.

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Cosy patio.

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Good character piece.

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Taking the inside out; nice touch.

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Rather hippy.

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Calm space.

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Nice corner spot.

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Relaxing place.

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Beautiful roses.

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Quirky.

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Magical.

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Nice.

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Romantic.

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Interesting pavers.

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Inspirations of the East.

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Outsider art.

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Walled garden.

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Great colour.

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Beautiful combination of shades.

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Mice tones.

 

The Root of all Art.

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The most efficient model for understanding the brain in terms of its evolutionary history is the triune brain theory developed by Paul MacLean. According to this theory, humans actually have three brains inside the skull.

  1. The reptilian brain is the oldest of the three brains and it controls the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature, instincts and balance. Our reptilian brain replicates the main structures found in a reptile’s brain: the brainstem and the cerebellum. The reptilian brain is rigid and highly compulsive and cannot be changed.
  2. The limbic brain emerged in the first mammals. It records good and bad memories and experiences and it is responsible for emotions and value judgements. The main structures of the limbic brain are the hippocampus, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus. The limbic brain unconsciously exerts a strong influence on human behaviour and it can cause a shift in consciousness towards irrational behaviour.
  3. The neocortex is the new brain which contains two hemispheres responsible for the development of human language, abstract thought, imagination, and consciousness. The neocortex is flexible and is believed to have almost infinite learning abilities and has contributed to the development of art and culture.

Junk Castle.

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Junk Castle: View of the roof.

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Behind the car door.

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Inside structure.

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Muted tones.

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Colour composition.

zzshed2masterTopazblog-600x400The Junk Castle is an amazing building constructed by high school teacher Vic Moore for his Master of Fine Arts thesis in 1970, it’s made from material collected at the county dump, including washing machine parts, dryer doors, bedsteads, and the door of a 1952 Oldsmobile.  Many thanks to David Patterson for use of the photographs.   www.davidpattersonartist.com

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Junk Castle: Pictures taken by Vic Moore’s friend David Patterson.

 

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External view of the car door.

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Stunning vista.

Outsider Art: Fire at Nimbin.

It was very sad to hear about the fire at Nimbin in New South Wales, which allegedly may have been deliberately lit. This monument to the 1970s hippy lifestyle is a prime example of innovative outsider art.  Here are some colourful reminders of this iconic town.

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Main Street, Nimbin.

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A casual stroll through fantasy land.

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A town that is always busy.

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A historic Australian hippy arts precincts.

New Work from Robert Prudhoe, “Boinga Bob”.

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Eagles.

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A wonderful addition to the existing building.

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An interesting combination of wood and mosaic.

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Definitely a favourite piece.

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Such detail next to the massive building complex is interesting.

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A good colour combination.

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Intricate detail in this piece, very impressive.

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A slight change in style with less timber and smaller lattice work. Very nice!

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Be impressed.

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Inter-galactic.

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Dragon on concrete wall.

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Temple painting on concrete wall.

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A welcome visitor.

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Close up view of the Eagles.

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Highfield Road Carvings by Robert Prudhoe 2014. A beautiful butterfly.

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Roadside art.

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Temple on Highfield Road.

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Temple on Highfield Road.

Junitta Vallak Angel Series.

Angel of the Mineral Kingdom

Angel of the Mineral Kingdom

Angel of the Moon

Angel of the Moon

Angel of the Tree of Life

Angel of the Tree of Life

Angel of Time and Space

Angel of Time and Space

Ball Lightening Angel

Ball Lightening Angel

Becoming One

Becoming One

Crop Circles Angel

Crop Circles Angel

Dancing Angels

Dancing Angels

Fun Angels Dancing

Fun Angels Dancing

Guardian Angels of the Four Directions

Guardian Angels of the Four Directions

Host of Angels and the Big Bang

Host of Angels and the Big Bang

Labyrinth Angel Detail

Labyrinth Angel Detail

Labyrinth Angel

Labyrinth Angel

Rainbow Angel

Rainbow Angel

Snow Crystal Angels

Snow Crystal Angels

Solar Angel

Solar Angel

Solar logos Angel

Solar logos Angel

Star Angel

Star Angel

Storm Angel

Storm Angel

Tree Angel

Tree Angel

Volcano Angel

Volcano Angel

Water Angels

Water Angels

Storm Angel

Storm Angel

Angel of Correspondences

Angel of Correspondences

Angel of Healing

Angel of Healing

Angel of Infinity

Angel of Infinity

Angel of the Antartic

Angel of the Antartic

Angel of the Birds

Angel of the Birds

Angel of the Clouds

Angel of the Clouds

Angel of the Flowers

Angel of the Flowers

Angel of the Insects

Angel of the Insects