Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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“i hear a Call”

“i hear a Call”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in All My Relations, Journal |

  I was pleased to be able to complete this drawing. It had been sitting in my map drawers for ages. She was waiting in there, not because she wasn’t ready but because I wasn’t. I think she had something to tell me that had to wait until now, when I was ready to listen. It was what she needed to be finished.   Here she is before I...

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‘Calling the Bees’

‘Calling the Bees’

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in All My Relations, Journal | 2 comments

This painting began with a photo I had taken of my step-grand-daughter with her mother on the beach. Phoenix has a wonderful intensity about her that I find fascinating. I have painted her several times. I hoped for a certain ambiguity in the work, that people might feel a bit nervous in seeing a swarm of bees so close to the toddler’s face. As no...

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Influence or Inspiration?

Influence or Inspiration?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Being an Artist, Journal | 4 comments

I read all the time about artists being influenced by other artists, as if that is how similarities between artists’ works always comes about. This belief may be expressed as a fact, even if it is speculative on the part of the author, by statements such as so and so was obviously influenced by this or that artist.  Or it may be implied in the direct...

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Wallabies in the Back Garden

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Journal, videos | 2 comments

I wanted to share some photos of the wildlife around the place. Then I remembered this video I shot a few years ago and thought it might be more interesting. Even though we have lived here for 16 years, I had never heard the wallabies fighting before. I remember running outside to see what was going on. I filmed this from the back door. If you have the...

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