Written by Mikey Bee//MT WARNING
Underneath avante garde beat-building and dizzy-ingly affected vocals is vulnerable songwriting with a love affair of the now. Vinnie LaDuce is class and enigma. There is no need for second-guessing. No concern for nostalgia. No calculations. He is the gent who will lead you to good times in the evening and to the best coffee in town in the morning...
220119Josh GalletlyLennox Head, NSWJosh Galletly200927.925 silver, hand-engraved by Josh Galletly210805Josh Galletly181028Josh Galletly210806Josh GalletlyTasman Way Studio, 2020photo: Jess James200314Ink on paper (digital download)
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing." ––Annie Dillard
Deliberately or otherwise, we make choices in attempt to find balance and mediate the pressures of our lives. As individuals our sense of agency seems to vary as widely as our personal preferences do. And the air doesn’t care what the sound has to say—it just waves in response to what moves it.
Pressure Mediation is a creative practice. It explores the generative process of value expression by Mother Nature––through multiple mediums of exchange.
The artworks derived from this process represent the fundamental principles that drive us as individual members of a global society. Visualising patterns of value and the incremental changes in our focus of attention that compound over time and shape our expectations of what's to come.
( YYMMDD )
a daily practice since 2019
works on paper: (190923–200731)
engraved metals: (200801–201231)
works on paper: (210101–present)high-res downloads available for all works on paper.
Base and precious metals hand-engraved with wave-forms unique to the moment they're created.
Original Series: (200801–201231)
cut and numbered each day as part of a 5 month daily practice of traditional hand engraving
–– Maria Popova
Written by Mikey Bee//MT WARNING
It's the people who feel that they belong very strongly who put the fear of God into me." ––Zadie Smith
"I think of myself as somebody not at home, I suppose. Not at home anywhere, not at home ever...not comfortable in themselves in their supposed lives, in their nation, in their bodies, in everything. There are lots of people who feel very certain about themselves, where they're born, what it means. I never felt that way... I don't think of that as a negative feeling. To me, it's creative. It's the people who feel that they belong very strongly who put the fear of God into me, to be honest."
“When you get up close, you can always see the line waiver. I think that’s where the beauty is." ––Margaret Kilgallen
“In my own work I do everything by hand, I don't project. I do spend a lot of time trying to perfect my line-work and my hand but, my hand will always be imperfect, because it’s human. If I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line trying to make it straight, I will never be able to make it straight. From a distance it might look straight but when you get close up you can always see the line waiver, and I think that’s where the beauty is..."
"The integrity of our identity requires a locus of agency that is honored by the collective but cultivated in solitude." ––Maria Popova
brainpickings.org creator Maria Popova writes about what she reads; a process which has led to a thorough exploration of what it means to live a de...
"Culture is not your friend" ––Terence McKenna
"None of us are well treated by culture, yet we glorify the creative potential of the individual, the rights of the individual, we understand the felt presence of experience is what is most important. But the culture is a perversion; it fetishises objects, it creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrely religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanise themselves by behaving like machines; processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue and Hollywood...By putting the ‘Art’ peddle to the metal, we really, I think, maximise our humanness…and become much more necessary and incomprehensible to the machines.”––Terence McKenna, 1999
"Wouldn't you like to see a positive LSD story on the news? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition? Perhaps? Wouldn't that be interesting? Just for once?
"Today, a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather.”
–– Bill Hicks