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Behind the Scenes with 'Vision of Eternal Freedom'

'Vision of Eternal Freedom', or 'Eyes of Infinity' as I sometimes call it, was painted it in 2008 while still living in the Byron Shire. The opportunity was given to me by my dear old friend D to paint a banner for the DJ booth in 'The Tipi Forest Stage' at 'Splendour in the Grass' 2008. The original measures approx. 250cm wide x 110cm deep. I began with chalk, free-hand on a black piece of fabric, then painted the first layer with white undercoat, then layered acrylic colours for depth, then a final thin layer of fluorescent paints over that, so it glows under UV light too! Another peacekeeping banner, watching over everyone! Wandering by it some nights with it rigged...

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Behind the Scenes with 'Face of Tribes'

Respect for ancient wisdom, intrinsic to present peace, shaping the future... I intuited symbolism that resonated most with me, select tribal markings being about feeling more than cultural accuracy... Eyes that gaze, windows to soul, direct yet gentle, eye see you, you I, you-nique, yet same, truth remains, unwavering... 

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