Over the last couple of posts I’ve mentioned some public art being erected near where I work. I’ve posted updates to instagram and many instagram friends have pondered the nature of the art. The hashtag #publicart and #igerscanberra will help with any search. There were many who felt it may be a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Most of my work friends speculated widely.
I happened to see a crowd of people from my office window on Friday and given it was lunch time wandered out to see what the commotion was. On Friday ArtsACT director David Whitney officially launched a large work in copper, Culture Fragment, by Murrumbateman artist David Jensz, among the office blocks of the Woden town centre. Jensz, latest piece in Woden is a comment on the social fabric and connectedness of communities.
You can read the story from The Canberra Times.
So this is how it finally looks
Tuesday 11 December 2012
My head cold from flying back from the US was worsening. It was playing havoc with my CPAP so much so that I felt groggy all day. I expected at the time this week would just be one of those bad weeks. I wasn’t far off.
I felt okay enough on Tuesday night to use a mango for dinner. Tropical fruits always make me feel better.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The base of the Culture Fragment (no name yet) was taking shape.
I missed a meeting with my bosses and some of my work mates made them feel better with this.
Regular readers will know the story of vanilla slice and my love of a good vanilla slice. Search link for vanilla slice.
Dinner had lots of feta and avocado along with the chicken thigh.
Thursday 13 December 2012
At lunch time we had a work lunch for Christmas. We went to Rama’s Fijian Indian Restaurant in Pearce. It was a good meal.
Lamb Rogan Josh
After lunch we opened our Secret Santa gifts. This is what I got.
After dinner I didn’t feel hungry so I had a chicken thigh (or two) and some potato gems (tater tots).
Friday 14 December 2012
This week my work friend who recently got married returned from her honeymoon (Thailand) so we had Friday Fries in my new office.
On Friday evening we had a work function with a few friends and a work mate’s place.
Beautiful view. We have a standing joke in the branch that the North side of Canberra where I live is Mordor, while I contend it is the South side. As a joke I established Mordor as a place on the South side in Foursquare.
Would you believe that I forgot to capture images of food? we had dips and pâté and breads and crackers and cheese and an amazing chilli jam.
I did however, remember long enough to capture images of sweets, viz., salted caramel macarons and chocolate sticks. The maker of the macarons was Nat from kecozaphotography.
Saturday 15 December 2012
I got up early because I have a party to attend tonight. I had to get some bread rolls and dips.
Got a coffee too.
I was also replacing my refrigerator today.
The old unit had been making loud gurgling noises for more than a year and for the last few weeks it had been leaking water. Harvey Norman had a sale on Thursday so I got a new smaller unit which included delivery and removal of the old refrigerator. The old one was pretty big and really for a family. Given I’m solo I really only need a small unit and this will consume far less electricity.
While waiting for my new refrigerator to arrive, I had a couple of macarons that I got as a gift last night.
The new refrigerator.
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