This diptych was originally intended to be two separate works, but it suddenly struck me last night like a diamond between the eyes: The Twins! They have to be together forever!
These panels were inspired by a sketch I did on the Staten http://healthsavy.com Island ferry, while visiting New York in 1988. I nearly got collared by a member of New York’s finest for firing up a smoke on the ferry.
“The Twins”, diptych, two acrylic on linen panels, each 48 x 36″, 2017.
I like reading, always have done. But after my accident in 2006, I have had great difficulty turning pages, and reading often gave me a very sore neck. So I did not read very much at all. And then Continue reading Top 10 Books I read in 2016
Previously, on “How I Broke My Neck”:
“It was a huge relief when the helicopter touched down in Brisbane. A team of medicos ran out with a trolley. As they wheeled me through the big glass doors I sucked some more oxygen through the mask and thought, maybe, I’m going to be OK…”
It was now five hours after I broke my neck in a slow, awkward, unspectacular fall off my bike in the forest near Byron Bay. Continue reading Emergency
In 2006 I was heavily into downhill racing on mountain bikes, stunt riding, and skimboarding in gnarly shorebreak. We had to wait for the right conditions to skim, but for the bikes we could take matters into our own hands. Continue reading The Accident