‘Repetition #9, Again’
Close up of monochromatic artwork by Tongan artist Sione Faletau on display in a downtown Auckland public space. Repetitive motifs are a feature of his work.
‘The Hole Truth’
…and nothing but the truth…
‘While A Wait III’
‘While I Wait II’
‘Sculpture In The Stream’
‘Because It Just Is’
…no explanation needed, no reason given, and that’s perfectly okay…
‘Can’t See The Wood For The Trees’
…sometimes we just need a little clarity…
‘Jacaranda Summer Dream’
‘Jumbled Memory Dream’
…enter then the tunnel of dream, where things half-remembered are not what they seem…
‘Here Comes The Summer’
Summer is coming to Aotearoa/New Zealand.
I know this not just because the weather is getting warmer,or that Labour Weekend has just passed.
But because the creamy flower buds are appearing on the pohutukawa trees.
Soon the trees will be awash with crimson bloom.
And summer will be here.
‘Stripes And Shadows’
…sometimes shadows are as intense as the real thing…
Another building art related shot from last Sunday’s walkabout in Auckland’s Ponsonby.
Abstract snow (or maybe ice cream!) appears to melt from window sills.
Literally, very cool!
Another cargo ship about to dock in Auckland yesterday morning – love the leaping blue dolphin emblazoned on the side of this vessel!
…wild stripes of leaf and light rage against the dark night…
Contemporary Pasifika carved artwork catches the sun on a building exterior in Auckland yesterday.
An enclosed flower at the centre of the design ,lines radiating outwards.
Abstract symbols that spoke to me yesterday of gratitude and hope.
That may or may not be what was intended by the carver.
Beauty in the eye of the beholder ,and so forth.
In the same way ,the power of symbols lies in simple representations, over which we overlay the complex realities of our own lives.
Condensed and visible symbols help us more easily make sense of our world.
If you could express who you are ,or maybe just the day you are having, as a symbol, what would it be?