Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:
"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"
ALL OF THE ABOVE
BRETT WHITELY ,AUSTRALIAN PAINTER
added natural elements to his large works
whether it be leaves,branches,found objects
Problem was-Curators saw his Art falling apart
"That is Only Natural"he replied..And it is-
Deterioration of the Natural is an inevitable process
We decline,recline,lose hair and hearing over time
Our Life is Art(feral and unframed).I knew another painter-
Benny Zable,who incorporated advertising in his paintings of trams.
Of course,those ads were on those actual trams
but he was accused of "commercialism"by including them.
And Richard Tipping,whose ROAD SIGN art is subversive
in that he turns the conventional into "un"-AIRPORT becomes AIRPOET,CROSSING becomes-SING!
and the lazy eye does not even see this visual anarchy.Juan Davila
throws scraps of letters and wrapping into his collages.Christo actually wraps bridges.
If art is a soup,it is both soup de jour and stone soup,featuring ALL OF THE ABOVE
There is no WRONG WAY-just a WINGED WAY. That's what the sign said!