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Capture: Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015

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  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Bill Culbert, was brilliant, I remember at one of his exhibitions thinking Wow! now that’s a good idea.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    Morris dancing?

    William Morris would be delighted.

    He’s got a lot to answer for indeed, that William Morris.
    Him and his Pre-Raphaelite buddies…

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Now you’re just taunting me to reveal the shocking truth about what I really observed.

    Mass weddings where everyone gets an equal (identical) everything.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

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    Giant cooking pots recycled from you know where.

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    And men helping out with the dishes.

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  • steven crawford,

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    The early art of ship breaking. This mighty oil painting of a ships last voyage during the 1830s.

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    This mighty oil painting of a ships last voyage during the 1830s.

    The Ship Turners?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The Ship Turners?

    Anyone would think its Turners ship. It isn’t, its the HMS Temeraire. It was acquired by John Beatson, a ship breaker from Rotherhithe at a Dutch auction for £5,530. It was then stripped of its copper, planks and the rest just left in the mud, by impoverished local people – hence probably quite good fun to take photos of.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to steven crawford,

    It is a Turner painting of it tho.

    " The most famous painting of Temeraire was made by J. M. W. Turner and titled The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up, 1838. Turner depicts Temeraire on her last voyage, towed up the Thames by a small black steam tug as the sun sets (or dawns). In choosing his title Turner created an enduring appellation, as previously she had been known to her crew as the "saucy" Temeraire.[73][74] Turner presented it for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1839 with an accompanying excerpt, slightly altered, of Thomas Campbell's poem Ye Mariners of England.[75]"
    From wikipedia

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  • steven crawford, in reply to andin,

    Yes, and something the western world needs know, is that an oil painting is one of the most hostile places on earth!. But with a macabre beauty. Turner used:

    “Genuine Ultramarine (Lapis Lazuli), White Lead and a very toxic yellow, Orpiment, also known as Kings Yellow or chemically, arsenic sulphide."

    And I can’t even imagine all sorts of other toxic shit and asbestos.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    Turner used:
    “Genuine Ultramarine (Lapis Lazuli), White Lead and a very toxic yellow, Orpiment, also known as Kings Yellow or chemically, arsenic sulphide.”
    And I can’t even imagine all sorts of other toxic shit and asbestos.

    And he used to spit on the canvas too!
    (They've found dead crickets in Van Gogh's impasto as well!)
    Apparently it was the most popular painting as voted by the British people back in 2005.

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  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Loads and loads – ship loads actually, of graphics.

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  • steven crawford,

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    The best deal on water at Countdowns online store: https://shop.countdown.co.nz/shop/productdetails?stockcode=263880&name=kiwi-blue-water-still

    At 1$, thats good value for the 1.5 litter bottle of water.

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

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    Aitch to oh!*
    I recently revised the 'Water Cycle' diagram for a CAFCA Watchdog cover, to address the NZ (and Chchch) situation - along with butterfly wings in the desert, I think there has to be some 'chaos effect' ramifications of removing water completely out of the local cycle, maybe not immediately, but as the say a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.....

    * i, j, k, l, m, n??

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I think there has to be some ‘chaos effect’

    Dover Samuels lost a lot of ancestral land over trying to ship water.

    Water gets interesting in India. I was told to be very concerned about water by travel doctor people who had been, and nearly pooed their pants. They said to also watch out for ice.

    The primary expedition was to go to the mega ship breaking at Alang, which is in the heart of Gujarat. That was awesome. But what else?

    Gujarati was Gandhi’s mother tong; he was from around there. His images where all over the place as wall murals mainly. Knowing about his famous salt making protests, I figured that going and looking at some coastal salt would be as enlightening as doing the ashram experience.

    I went on a 10 km walk out to the port of Bhavnagar, past the salt fields, then I drank water out of a bucket. I thought about water along the way. And learned how the local people manage it.

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  • steven crawford,

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    This pottery makes nothing but water jugs, It was a few hundred yards up the road from the well seen above. one batched of pottery jugs had plastic taps installed.

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    A few more hundred yard down the road, Ice!

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    The ice factory gets its freezers from Alang.

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  • steven crawford,

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    I was starting to feel thirsty at this stage.

    The fancy halo affect in the photo is my phone case needing replacement.

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  • steven crawford,

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  • steven crawford,

    Now some numbers of interest. Especially in the conceptual arts world. First, the question – how much water is the worlds cargo-ship fleet displacing; which has no easy answer? Not explaining the limitations of Loyds or Clarkson, I’m running with the nominal amount of steel in the worlds fleet@ 1.6 billion tons. Ruffly the same amount of crude steel produced annually in smelters, which equals 1.6 trillion litres of water volume displaced in the oceans and seas, not counting the cargo,

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Will do. I did do some slum dog – who wants to be a millionaires portraiture.

    But first, I recommend watching this interview with a proper luddite. This is Nick Skeates:

    Nick is a cult hero in the cruising world. He designed a steel boat that amateurs can build for traveling too anyway. But the plans are hard to get. You have to actually visit Nick, he could be anyway and he’s a luddite. He isn’t on social media.

    Trevor Robertson managed to find Nick Skeates, obtain the plans and build the boat. Trevor publishes his adventures on the internet, but he doesn’t use social media and goes off line for a long time, sometimes. He goes on ice.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    (The number of ships scrapped peaked in 2011—12 at 414, compared to 253 in 2017—18.)

    So most of the ships that didn’t get scraped 2017 – 2018, are anchored off the Singapore coast in reasonably shallow water.

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  • steven crawford,

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    Those are my shoes down there. I was hanging out with Tenapai, at this office complex in Bhavnagar.

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