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|Occupation||Artist & Designer|
|Location||Naarm / Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Interests||From circa 2010 – a snapshot of the last decade, really. Light, clouds and the changing sky, gold and silversmithing, jewellery, graphic design, illustrated books, New Inventors & Grand Designs, typography, drawing, sculpture, textiles, painting, found objects / creative use of recycled materials, collars and neck pieces, creating something especially for someone, oceans and waterways, spontaneous comments to strangers, Melbourne trams, observing and contemplating the seasons and their change, photography, people, hands and faces, parrots and all things avian, flamenco, travel, playing and listening to music, reading, cooking without recipes, comedy, writing.|
|Favorite Movies||Sofia Coppola: Lost in translation (2003), The Lost Thing, Biutiful, A Better Life, Tom Ford's 'The Single Man', The Fighter, In the Pig's Eye, Whalerider, Mary & Max, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, There will be blood, No country for old men, Buffalo 66, Almost famous, Crash, Dog day afternoon, In america, Anchorman (check out also the timeless interpretation of "Afternoon Delight" on the DVD), Spirited away, U-Turn, My neighbour Totoro, Gummo, Sexy beast (for Ben Kingsley's performance), Tidelands, Underground, Y tu mama tambien, Malcolm, Traffic, Time of the gypsies, Amores perros, The Pledge, The Departed, Talented Mr Ripley, Ghost world, Three burials of Melquiades Estrada, Harold and Maude, Moonstruck, Napoleon Dynamite, Happiness, Roman Holiday, Waking Ned Divine, Annie Hall, Everything you always wanted to know about sex but were too afraid to ask (a particular favourite is the scene with 100 wailing boy scouts in a room ready to "gang bang" : ) !!, National lampoon's european vacation, Rosemary's baby, You me and everyone we know, The Shining, Sunshine, Little miss sunshine, As good as it gets, One flew over a cockoo's nest, Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy, especially Carmen, The wicker man (original English version; the soundtrack is also fantastic), Giant, Anchorman, War of the worlds (for the sound effects and camera angles), Meet the parents, Secretary, When the night falls (Canadian circus take), Love actually, My fair lady, On the line of fire, Anything with Clint Eastwood, Jänikset maailmankartalle, Magnolia, Villahousupakko, Casino Royale, Midnight Cowboy, Francois Truffauts films on childhood (Pocket Money), Rushmore, Darjeeling Limited, The Royal Tannenbaums, Fargo, Rainman, Arrested Development, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (Larry David!)|
|Favorite Music||Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (1968), David Bowie, Thierry "Titi" Robin, Nick Drake, Fleet Foxes, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Eno, Eppu Normaali, Lyle Lovett, Hector, Paco de Lucia (all flamenco from the heart), Goran Bregovic, JJ Cale, The Beatles, Elliot Smith, Richard & Linda Thompson, Miljoonasade, Paula Koivuniemi, Kate Bush, Tehosekotin, Dave Grisman & Andy Garcia, Neil Young, CCR, Dolly Parton, Sielun Veljet, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Maddy Prior, June Tabor, Dusty Springfield, Duffy, Simon & Garfunkel (yes it's true : ), Steeleye Span, Dick Gaughan, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Annie Kennedy, Annie Lennox, Tristan McCoppin, Bus 56, Nancy Sikes, Crowded House, Sam Brown, Kate Bush, Joan Baez, Paul Kelly, Delta Rhythm Boys, Arcade Fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, CCR, Kaseva, Janis Joplin, The Mamas & The Papas (the arrangements in their music are sublime and their lyrics are truly warped, please listen to them!!), Red Descending, Sting, Penguin cafe orchestra, Joni Mitchell (Blue), John Coltraine, J.S. Bach, Christine Anu, Aaron Copeland, Cocteau Twins, Ray Lamontagne|
|Favorite Books||The first and only book I've stolen from a public library (I was 13 years old): Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One hundred years of solitude (1967), Kingsolver: Poisonwood Bible, Mistry: A fine balance, Bryson: The short history of almost everything, Diamond: Guns germs and steel, Everything by Shaun Tan, McCarthy: The Road, David Sedaris: When you're engulfed in flames & Dress your family in corduroy and denim, Mika Waltari: Sinuhe Egyptiläinen, Kalevala (the year 2000 edition illustrated by Hannu Väisänen), Julia Cameron: The Artist's Way, Self help? Pass it over. Over here that is! I used to regularly set dates with my best friend under this section in our local bookshop.|
When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?
What ever you do, don't ask Vincent.