Thursday, 23 August 2012


Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Qld.

Art has always appealed to me in one form or another, however, what is appealing to me may not necessarily appeal to someone else. That is what I find so fascinating about art, it is in the eye of the beholder and can take the form of escapism, or it may challenge your interpreting powers, as to whether or not it fits with that of the artist.

Kingscliff, N.S.W.

Kingscliff, N.S.W.

As Henry Ward Beecher once remarked, "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures"

Redcliffe, Queensland

This is the beautiful thing about recreational cycling on shared paths and cycleways, there is always something that will take your eye. Because this form of cycling is more relaxed, you have the time to appreciate your surroundings more. Apart from exercising the body there is also the exercising of the mind.

Pathway leading from The Spit to Main Beach, Southport, Queensland

Bertholt Brecht's interpretation of art....."Art is not a mirror to reflect reality but a hammer with which to shape it.""

"Art need not be sophisticated, as the simplistic tells the story just as well." Jimmy Bee

Kedron Brook Cycleway, Brisbane, Queensland

"The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow" Hans Arp

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, Victoria
I think that the above photo depicts the simplicity of the art and as it is positioned next to the cycleway, the artist also tells a story. How you interpret it, is entirely up to you.

Southside of the Brisbane River, Queensland
Most cities would be devoid of colour and unattractive and boring, if it wasn't for the artist.

South side of the Brisbane River, Queensland
"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which nature herself is animated." ......Auguste Rodin

East Gippsland Rail Trail, Victoria
A word from Pablo Picasso, "Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life."

Balmain, Sydney, N.S.W.

I'll leave you with this quote from Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

"The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion."

Cheers and safe cycling,

Jimmy Bee

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