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by Clemens

A collection of blog posts by Clemens Vermeulen, interspersed with Paul's comments on photographs by Clemens that inspired him. Visit the gallery of Clemens' photographs.

Reflections In A Vase On A Fridge

Reflections In A Vase On A Fridge

Our neighbour Kevin

Neighbour Kevin

Today I feel proud to be an Australian!

My favorite PM Kevin Rudd openly and touchingly apologised to the 'Stolen Generations' of Aboriginal childeren. Why people fussed about the precise wording made me sick! All he said was: Imagine it would happen to you. Enough. BBC story

red flowers with naked man

Red Lillies, sketch after a photo by Clemens Vermeulen

After my man in the water sketch of Clemens' photo I saw another picture and again saw a naked man in the wooden things.

He looks a little strange and longing.

He might smoke too much,............ or do I?

Red Lillies, cropped, a photo by Clemens Vermeulen
I smoke maybe two cigarettes a day and as they say: two too many!

Was it W.H.Auden who wrote the poem; 'A day for a lay!'?

Must be healthier for sure.

Here the drawing and the photo. You make up your own mind.

Who knows, I might be a little crazy!!! Hope so.

phb.

Photo from the series 'In the Garden' by Clemens Vermeulen

Red Lillies, cropped

Red Lillies, cropped

About interpretations

Reflections, photo by clemens

Yesterday I had the idea, inspiration, to know what i'll be working on this week.

I mentioned some time ago I felt I went to bed in a coffin with the lid open.
Not in a depressed way but a little like waiting for Death!

Things have changed.

I live in Cairns, Far Northern Queensland now and I am sharing my life with Clemens V., a person I know since early childhood.

Reflections, man in billabong, sketch after a photo by Clemens Vermeulen

We were in Indonesia, Iran, Holland and Australia together. Our parents worked for BPM, a Shell Oil subsidiary company. We often felt we were Shell victims....

His wife, and my friend G, died a few years ago, in the same time my Diena died too.

I suggested we should spend our remaining time on earth together and we do. It is great. And productive, I can tell you. He showed me one of his photo's. We used to work together as art director and photographer in the seventies. For a magazine called 'POL Magazine'.

I suddenly saw in Clemens' photo reflections of me, not in a coffin, but underwater. I asked C. if I could paint a little sketch of what I saw. It will be worked out later.

Or not.

phb

Reflections, photo by clemens

Reflections, photo by clemens

today 21 January 2008

Flying Fire

i have no idea what I am doing but listen to what Clems tells me to. So, am I blogging or what godverdomme...
phb

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