New Crystal Kings

Crystal King Firecat (Ice Bird)

The images below are works in progress of new Crystal King mixed media paintings. The painting colours will be output as a high end giclee on canvas by Imagefoundry, then wrapped around stretchers, and the lines and the blacks of the eyes will be painted by hand and will have that velvety black that all

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Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii

Art imitating life imitating art imitating life with desk lamp.

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii is inspired by a recent web video documenting a desk lamp robot built by students in a physical computing class at the University of Victoria, Wellington in New Zealand. The students used open source technology like Arduino micro-controllers and a programming language called Processing to generate the behavior of a disarmingly

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Batik dyed quilt panels

Finished batik panels

Recently Marc and I tried our hand at batik dyeing to make two silk panels for a large family project to make a quilt for one of Marc’s cousins who is getting married. Congratulations James and Nicola! The photos here show the two panels being painted with wax and dye in leaf patterns traced from

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We Dematerialise Our Lives

We dematerialise our lives. Launch into a dreamtime of tropical climes, alien sunrises, and fresh horizons of the mind. We innoculate ourselves against capital. Live in the ruins. Berries fill our basket. We gather wild flowers for the table; Keep feathered dinosaurs. Eat their eggs. We carry our lives Like a snail it’s home. We

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Tribes of the Makers

Pupate, Emerge, Mutate, Stigmerge. Tune into a planetary urge. Humans commune. Rerender the centre. Nurture the nature. Apprentice the mentor. Harness the markets. Remodel the odds. Accept the extension. A diffusion of helping. The tribes of the makers The revolt of the massless.  

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The Reef Photos

Photos are now up on a new dedicated Reef project page. The viewer above shows a full selection of images of the Reef as installed at upArt 2011. Use the button on the bottom right of the viewer above to see the images in full screen. The images are from the Reef photo set on

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Geom 1 paper sculpture

Blug and black geometric paper sculpture by Happy Sleepy aka Magda Wojtyra and Marc Ngui

Geom 1 painted paper sculpture by Marc Ngui. This one is about the size of a football. This Geom was made to be part of a larger installation of textile art and paper sculptures called The Reef, on display 27 to 30 October 2011 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto for the annual upART Contemporary

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Video Game Epiphanies

Video Game Epiphanies is a catalogue of formative virtual experiences. [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110301230907-2caf696d025b4388b3c7244ca1ebd2ca docname=vge_v3 username=bumblenut loadinginfotext=Vidoe%20Game%20Epiphanies showhtmllink=true tag=zine width=600 height=364 unit=px]

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Relax, Oh Yeah, to the Day

Relax, Oh Yeah, to the Day I wrote the words and drew the word bubble. Marc did the rest. Oh yeah. The drawing shows The Tourists, two of Marc’s recurring characaters that have so far haunted pages in his sketchbooks here and there and are starting to make more regular appearances, such as in this

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