In the style of Chaucer: Weekly discover Challenge



photo © irene waters 2016 art work displayed Brisbane Art Gallery 2015 artist unknown




In response to Weekly Discover Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to In the style of Chaucer: Weekly discover Challenge

  1. Very strange story and painting. I wouldn’t want to have this artist’s nightmares.

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  2. That is completely bizarre and, oddly, fascinating. I kind of like it. I can’t stop looking at it. 😀

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    • Weird. The art itself who knows what was in the artists thoughts. The writing – is what happens when no inspiration comes along to inspire what to write, how to write to the prompt.

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      • The longer I look, the weirder it reveals itself. A chair made of dentures; a baby evocative of Infant Jesus with his mother; images from Frida Kahlo such as a baby who appears to be bleeding from the exposure of his gut; a ghost figure in the far right drapery; a woman with a chair for a head; an authoritarian figure, Captain Fish, beaming a glaring light on the woman with the baby, and she with the head of an otter; a body-less family of stuffed shirts; creatures hiding behind the mermaid’s tale. Truly bizarre, and perhaps more taken on than the artist could manage. The painting skills are decent but this beats Hieronymus Bosch for disturbing imagery.

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      • That is funny. I didn’t see the chair made of dentures. I saw it as fairylights where studs would normally hold on the upholstery but now you say dentures that is all I can see. The rest yes – just bizarre. We visited the Geiger gallery in Switzerland. He was a Swiss surrealist painter who did the set for Alien. His gallery/museum was fascinating but at the same time disturbing. On the 4th level was his own personal purchases of other’s artwork that he liked. That was more than disturbing and you have to wonder what goes on inside someone’s head to create such images. I’m off to see the art series movie of Hieronymus Bosch on Sunday.

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