An intention for 2009 was to create 52 paintings, all starting with the title, On Being Pakeha Now. Pakeha being a white New Zealander, that which I am. Last December we returned to New Zealand for Christmas. During the visit I spent much time reflecting on my life as a Pakeha, my country, Aotearoa, land, Papatuanuku and the people and their histories. Hence, came the idea to create 52 paintings over the course of a year in response to it.
Nothing if not Ordinary is the title for one. I rather fell for her.
Thus far for 2010 I have put my brushes down. It's a time to draw, look deeper into the Master's. Leaving the notion of numbers behind.