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Thinking about the moon

As you can tell from my entries here at Miller’s Unity, this year has been a year in the background, a year distracted by seeking, reading and reckoning. Other projects have emerged but all have remained influenced/single pointed by the … Continue reading

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River, trees, stacked rocks

Part of the adventure for a biographer is walking the earth on which your subject walked, smelling the bush air, feeling the seasonal chill, listening to the river flow and really seeing the forms that may have been seen by … Continue reading

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Science and Art

I’m thinking about science, art, style and structure whilst reading ‘The biographer’s contract’ as delivered by Professor Frances Spalding in her Seymour Biography Lecture 2010 and reprinted in an edited version in the ABR February 2011 (http://www.australianbookreview.com.au/). Science because Miller … Continue reading

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Human Steps and the Shifting Earth

It has been several moon cycles since I posted (including a super moon this last Sunday) and the world has literally shifted both in global and local realms. Miller was consistently concerned with man’s impact on the earth and wrote … Continue reading

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The Road Trip to my Mentor

A research journey has many aspects and one is the generosity of your oldest friends. They may not be immersed in the details of your journey but offer unquestioning support to be with you as you take your first steps … Continue reading

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Elevation

My most recent interview was with Leonora Howlett, an artist and ex-student of Miller, who was in her final years at NAS 1959-60. At the risk of repeating myself these invitations into the homes and minds of artists who have … Continue reading

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Canvas Conversations

What would Miller say seeing his conversations come up in the Auction houses going into collections that may or may not be able to interpret his language? Sotheby’s Australia Sydney 23 November 2010, Lot 48: Figure Group, Sold $42,000 incl … Continue reading

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Walking through time’s door

This week is about calling Miller’s ex-students. Some I speak to over the phone others I arrange to meet if my traveling-to-Sydney days meet with theirs. I threaten my family I will leave and live in Sydney but I know … Continue reading

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Reachings and Slidings

I treated myself tonight to a meal at Fratelli Fresh. I’m not sure if it is just by association with the name but when you walk in you are hit with the green scents of fresh vegetables and perfectly ripened … Continue reading

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Distractions at the Purple Door

It was an exciting week at the front door of our house this week as Melbourne Photo Repair arrived with the Miller family photographs now in a condition worthy of publication. The photographic repair work has brought out detail and … Continue reading

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