Awakening fern

It is fascinating at this time to watch, day by day, the fronds of ferns slowly unfurl and the blades of the young leaves take shape.  The circular shape at the end of the frond figures prominently in Maori art.  It is known to the Maoris as a koru and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace.   (See examples of koru art on


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May 18, 2018 · 8:00 am

Extra-terrestrial doodle

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May 16, 2018 · 8:00 am

Abstract ‘Hawkeye’

This image was derived from the natural pattern in the sand created by the ebbing rude.



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May 12, 2018 · 8:00 am

The merry month of May

The joyfu; explosion of   colourr and texture, vitality and energy, confirm the arrival of Spring.  Too often we pass such a sight without a second thought  –  and yet there is so much happening!


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The archives

The recent seventh anniversary of this site encouraged me to review the changes that have taken place in my subject choices, interests and the impact of external factors (such as reduced mobility and an increased interest on twentieth century art).

The image pattern above is derived from a handful of  covers of CD’s on which are stored photographs taken in my pre-digital days.


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