It’s not the end of the world when the G.O. doesn’t work on a Saturday. In fact, it’s very nice. In the construction industry, Saturday work is pretty much a given. But the G.O.’s current work site is located on the South Coast a 80 km each way commute and in exchange for working Monday … More it’s not the end of the world
Local Inner West resident and artist Thomas Jackson painted the George Street wall of Hive Bar in Erskineville, a comment to the recent Western Australian government’s shark cull that began on January 26. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing … More us and them
street art, Rochford Street, Newtown, Sydney, NSW Australia Sunday, the Sabbath day of rest I woke, crying mourning the life we feed the insatiable six headed monster working week Monday again the beast, is back.
In the comments to take the money and ride… I was asked “what’s tagging?” I responded “Tagging is where the graffitists spray letters or a symbol that represents themself or their gang, and as they often spray over street art or indiscriminately, they are quite unpopular.” But as Frederick R. Barnard said in 1921, a picture … More a game of tag
One of the earlier items of street art featured on elladee_images was the old Waratah Motor Spirit advertisement uncovered by the demolition of the neighbouring building after a fire. But some idiot tagged over the Waratah Motor Spirit advertisement, then it was painted over. Yesterday the G.O. and I spied a new piece of street art … More take the money and ride…
“You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing”. Henry Louis Mencken
You might wonder why many elladee_images posts focus on street art in one form or another. Or you might not. But anyway… In August 2011 the G.O. and I moved 2.6 kms from the Sydney city fringe village of Darlington where any unofficial art painted on-street surfaces seemed to be immediately “tidied up”, to the Inner West … More You don’t make art, you find it
The kids have been out & about, transforming the neighbourhood into a mixed media collage. “Scissors, paste, images, and genius in effect superseded brushes, paints, models, style, sensibility, and that famous sincerity demanded of artists.” René Magritte “If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up … More paste and paint
Last weekend I came home from a school reunion in Tamworth, feeling rich in life. This weekend it was business as usual, with domestic goddess duties on Saturday, and on Sunday hanging out in the neighbourhood with the G.O., amidst the treasures of inner city life. .
Is this a spray can turf war? Are the Inner West street artists using selfies to mark out territory? Overnight* the buxom young lass on the corner of Bray & Concord Streets who replaced an alien being, changed to a young man. Earlier this year this portrait replaced the alien wookie-like creature and our … More Old & new in Newtown III – new kids on the block
Life is pretty dull quiet at Chez EllaDee & the G.O. but luckily what we lack the neighbourhood provides, just a short walk away. King Street, Newtown (Inner West, Sydney) 2 blocks from our apartment offers all varieties of cafes and restaurants, shops, markets, stalls and businesses for browsing, or actual business. On Sunday we had business to attend … More Old & new in Newtown III – the abbey
Street art. V-Wall, Nambucca Heads, NSW, Australia
Street art. Kempsey, NSW, Australia
I walk the same route to the train station each Monday to Friday morning, and sometimes on weekends. Enroute there’s a typical inner-west house on the corner of Bray & Concord Streets which has a nice garden, a white cat, a yellow canary and residents who appear correspondingly typical. This is their fence, as it … More Old & new in Newtown II – the wild wild [inner] west
Even residing locally for over 8 years, there’s always something to see in Newtown, so after leisurely coffees while the washing machine did a Sunday morning load, we walked a circuit of Sydney Park and visited the water birds and swans (Henry goes off to spend some ‘me’ time at the top pond, and one cygnet is … More Old and new in Newtown