Please note that due to the subject matter of this project (death/grief) some of the images on this blog might be disturbing.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Artwork by Melbourne based artist Peter Lyssiotis

The trick is to know who to imitate. Me? Well, I'm in my garden every Sunday imitating Brando. I'm strictly vegetables. Ok there ARE a couple of trees: a lemon, an apple and two figs (I'm very proud of my fig trees. One is called Lorca because it comes from Andalusian stock & the other The Sicilian because its roots are in Southern italy. In 'the Godfather' Brando dies while playing chasey with his grandchildren, round and round his tomato plants. He has a hankerchief around his neck, which he uses to pat down his sweat. And there's the rub; in summer among my Romas, Krims, Mortgage lifters, Tommy Toes, Tigerellas & Black Russians I'm always Brando, mopping the swaet from around my neck, my arms, my forehead...you see hankerchiefs are not only for waving goodbye!

1 comment:

  1. I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that
    art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?

    As was my wont when I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site, wahooart.com, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to
    have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
    This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this
    picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?

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