When I stay in Switzerland, I am at home in Arbon in the canton of Thurgau. This region is known for its apple trees and on a recent walk I was able to see them in their autumn glory. I especially love the very old and tall variety, it’s so good to see that they are being preserved. Here are a few impressions from my neighbourhood!
I get exited by the thought of travel and being in a place dedicated to transit is not only perfect for people watching, but also offers fantastic purpose build architecture. The following images were taken at Sydney International Airport as I was waiting for my early morning flight to South Korea.
I have now overcome my jet-lag, I hope. The good thing about being in Switzerland this time of the year is, that when tiredness from lack of sleep and the time differences takes over, all you have to do is step outside, and the cold will keep you awake! My trip to Switzerland has been via one of my favourite Airports, Incheon in South Korea. It is the only airport that I have visited that offers free cultural show and activities. This time I was lucky enough to shorten the waiting time with a concert performance which featured traditional Korean music and instruments. In this photo the performer is playing the Hae Gum, Hae Gum is made up of 2 strings and played by a bow with the instrument placed on the player’s knee. The bow has a string of horse tail hair and is held by the right hand. The Hae Gum is called the “two string harp. Moreover, it is called “Kang Kang I,” so named after the peculiar sound from the resonance drum. It sounds like nasal human voice.
This work on paper is the last painting in my ‘The Flight of Icarus’ series. I have been working with the Icarus myth for a number of years now and I don’t think it will be the last that I have seen of Icarus. As I am heading off to Europe next week, I will concentrate on my photographic exploration of the Witness concept, (see last post) which in a way is a continuation of the Icarus story anyway.