2018
06.27

“Bridge of Flooding Dreams” revisited – photo-art copyright Dennis Mealor (as usual, no Photoshop)

 

WHEN I SEE THIS PHOTO, it takes me back to my escape from the 2013 Bundaberg flood, when my home was inundated. Residents had about an hour to get out before a deluge of water hit North Bundaberg like a Tsunami. They all had their cars, and took off to higher ground. I was unable to drive away, due to my visual impairment from eye trauma years before. The bridge was closed to traffic and pedestrians, as it was deemed unsafe. But I had to get out, and fast.

So I ducked under the police tape, and walked to safety. Not a soul was on the bridge as I walked. It was an eerie feeling. All I could hear was the rising rush of water under me. But when I reached about half way, I knew there was no going back. And I was going to be ok on the higher bank of the Burnett River. To this day, I still have the occasional “flood nightmare.” But they are getting fewer and fewer. Whew. Scary times. Not unlike this photo (taken after the flood), the flood turned my life upside-down.

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2018
06.26

“Figurehead” (archive) – photo-art copyright Dennis Mealor – model, Catherine F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(No Photoshop this site unless stated)

2018
06.26

2018
06.26

“Madonna and Child” – bed sheet sculpture by Dennis Mealor

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2018
06.19

Return to Eden – photo-art copyright Dennis Mealor – model, Corina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part of my on-going “In Praise of the Older Nude” theme.

 

2018
06.06

OUT OF THE BLUE – Goodbye “The Beached Ones” . . . acrylics & mixed media – copyright Dennis Mealor archive from 2012

 

OUT OF THE BLUE

I bid farewell to The Beached Ones (sob).

Well, it certainly was out of the blue. A friend from ages ago (2012) contacted me, and asked if I still had this painting. Yes, I did. It had been at various local art galleries such as Childers Artspace & the odd art competition. Almost sold it at Childers the curator told me when I picked it up from the exhibition. But the buyer that day bought another painting of mine, “Stratification.” (search it on this site).

“The Beached Ones” has been one of my favourites, so I was sad to see it go. But the good vibes of selling a painting always over-rides that feeling of selling one of your acrylic babies. Great indeed. It went for a very fair $400, and the buyer paid for transport to near Wollongong, NSW (Australia). When it arrived, she phoned and said it was better than how she remembered it (whew, what a relief). That made my day. Acrylics & mixed media on canvas (90cm square). 

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