Another gallery of my Aotearoa (New Zealand) paintings using the Phi-swirl.
This gallery includes photos of my paintings that depict Aotea (the South Island). I was born in Aotea in McBrearty Annex, Greymouth District Hospital (I'm not telling you when but I am a Sagittarius!) How's this - my lady Ms P's dad, known locally in the Jville valley as 'Steptoe', was also born in the same room in Grey Hospital. He was the son of Italian immigrants who migrated to NZ before the Second World War, and who worked in the coalmines with members of my extended family. He moved to Jville and settled on a farm there. His Uncle stayed and was killed in a mining accident at the Nine Mile - he is buried with other coal miners, including my dad (George Jnr/Gunner) in Karoro Cemetery south of Grey.
I moved to Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) about four years ago (it's 2009 now) to undergo recovery from the booze and met Ms P. She liked my paintings and (me I hope) gave me great encouragement. These galleries are the result. Now Carl Jung would probably describe all this as synchronicity - it is simply what happened, connected in the past, present and future.
See Aotearoa 1 for Whai Repo (North Island) paintings.
Sorry, but this gallery is always in progress.
Enough of anecdotal self-indulgence - let's get on with the show as prepared to date - I present to you Te Wai Pounamu - 'the waters of greenstone'.