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A self portrait, after I had been employed at the ANU textile workshop in Canberra, wonderful fellow staff.

A self portrait, after I had been employed at the ANU textile workshop in Canberra, wonderful fellow staff.

A detail from a woven tapestry, signifying a wordless witness to the events of the 1990's, the AIDS crisis & how people continued to be homophobic.

A detail from a woven tapestry, signifying a wordless witness to the events of the 1990's, the AIDS crisis & how people continued to be homophobic.

Anton Veenstra (Australia)	 Portrait of Gareth Thomas	 18 x 16 cm

Anton Veenstra (Australia) Portrait of Gareth Thomas 18 x 16 cm

Homage to Fairweather, Scottish painter who lived as a beach hermit on Bribie Island near Brisbane; he was a painter who seriously absorbed Asian influences, eg batik.

Homage to Fairweather, Scottish painter who lived as a beach hermit on Bribie Island near Brisbane; he was a painter who seriously absorbed Asian influences, eg batik.

Another Homage to Fairweather.

Another Homage to Fairweather.

A baby photo of me from the Cowra migrant camp.. As someone remarked when the work was exhibited, the eyes look askew, but somehow fall, as it were, into place, babies' faces after all are prone to wobbling.

A baby photo of me from the Cowra migrant camp.. As someone remarked when the work was exhibited, the eyes look askew, but somehow fall, as it were, into place, babies' faces after all are prone to wobbling.

Anton Veenstra - Homage To El Greco Sebastian, button mosaics.  I was going to post one of Anton's 'controversial' tapestries ... check out his blog ;)

Anton Veenstra - Homage To El Greco Sebastian, button mosaics. I was going to post one of Anton's 'controversial' tapestries ... check out his blog ;)

Street art: a teenage neighbour designed this Snoopy type cartoon figure; her dad spray painted the stencil on a nearby wall.

Street art: a teenage neighbour designed this Snoopy type cartoon figure; her dad spray painted the stencil on a nearby wall.

Eye of the Beholder. My ATA colleagues proposed a "SELFIE" project. I decided to oblige: top right: in the style of Pierre & Gilles, a self portrait with slight distortion like an ICON; top left: a selfie via Skype, done with beads, surrounded by the eye of the elder, as in polynesian art + the Gay holocaust symbol + infinity.

Eye of the Beholder. My ATA colleagues proposed a "SELFIE" project. I decided to oblige: top right: in the style of Pierre & Gilles, a self portrait with slight distortion like an ICON; top left: a selfie via Skype, done with beads, surrounded by the eye of the elder, as in polynesian art + the Gay holocaust symbol + infinity.

a kimono pattern that was quite minute, when expanded it showed affinities to south east Asian textile patterns, eg Indonesian batik or ikat. The correspondences across cultural textile practices are absorbing. Because the variations are my own, it becomes an aim to design colour & patterns of interest.

a kimono pattern that was quite minute, when expanded it showed affinities to south east Asian textile patterns, eg Indonesian batik or ikat. The correspondences across cultural textile practices are absorbing. Because the variations are my own, it becomes an aim to design colour & patterns of interest.

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