David Parlato

Ventura – California

Here is the morning sun on my living room wall, casting shadows of my curtain… Shot late April, 2014.

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Queensland – Australia

These fotos were taken in the middle of April, 2014. Just getting them up today, July 7, 2014, as I prepare to clear my ipad storage for our Germany tour: July 9th thru July 21st.
These first three fotos were taken from my hotel room on the Gold Coast while performing for three days at The Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

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These next four fotos are down at the beach. I swam everyday! Water was warm and clear. Surfers didn’t wear wetsuits. You can see Chris Garcia here on his cell phone getting more gigs for the various groups he plays in. So beautiful…

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These next nine fotos were taken in the late afternoon at the beach…

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These two are for Max Kutner, our guitar wizard!

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Two sweet rides…

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This foto is of a tree along the street near the beach at dusk. There are many of these trees up and down the street. At this time in the evening they are loaded up with birds and the birds are VERY vocal: an amazing concert of bird song!

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These six fotos were taken backstage at the festival. This was the same stage we performed on three times in three days. We shared it with The Magic Band, among others. Notice the youngster with his big ear protectors.

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Looking forward to spending more time “down under!”

The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Fotos taken April 15, 2014…

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20140515-183339.jpgTaken from inside the building…

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20140515-183801.jpgAnd now, enjoy the ART!!!

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20140515-190141.jpgBathroom art…

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20140515-190625.jpgA warped car or a car at warp speed???

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20140515-191156.jpgThese three fotos are of a commissioned installation of colored strips hanging from the ceiling of the ground floor hallway: a dazzling effect!

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20140515-191532.jpgI keep coming back to this foto. Something wonderful about the grey stone being so large and still on its black pedestal in the background with in the foreground the petit grey-haired woman blurs by on her mobile “black pedestal.” I think “Grey Matter” is a good title. What do you think?

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20140515-192556.jpgLooking outside a museum window onto a cafe patio.

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20140515-192844.jpgA work by Donald Judd.

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20140515-193656.jpgWOW: Could help thinking about my mom who is in dementia…

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20140515-195608.jpgBats hanging in a tree…

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20140515-202337.jpgTwo fotos of the tile work just inside the enterance to the gallery.

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20140515-202515.jpgA half dome above the tile work and near a skylight.

20140515-202819.jpgI now present to you this series of fotos of a multi-media installation that greatly moved me. As I turned a corner into a modest sized room, I was immediately stopped by a wall of video monitors, each representing a “head shot” view of a single person. The individual monitors would start with only a few showing the faces. Then more, building up the visual montage. The overwhelmingly touching part was that each of the faces, at their own tempo, their own inflection, were repeating over and over the statement, “I Forgive You.” As I watched, feeling transported to a sacred place, I began to notice that some of the faces had tears running down them. I was particular interested in one woman who seemed to become so vulnerable as repeated the phrase that the tears just flowed like a river. The highlight of my trip to Australia. As you study these fotos, imagine hearing a collage of voices repeating, over and over again, “I Forgive You.”

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20140515-205116.jpgI walked from the Gallery, past the Botanical Gardens and out onto the point of a finger of land and took these two fotos of The Sydney Opera House.

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Art Gallery of New South Wales & The Domain – Sydney, NSW

The following fotos were taken on April 14, 2014 while we, The Grandmothers of Invention, were in Australia for The Blues Fest held in Byron Bay: a most pleasant experience.
As I left our hotel in Kings Cross, I headed toward the Art Museum by way of the Australian Museum, taking fotos as I walked.

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20140515-175610.jpgThese fotos were taken at the intersection where the Australian Museum is located.

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20140515-180213.jpgThese next fotos are mostly of Saint Mary of the Cross as I walked toward The Art Museum.

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20140515-181759.jpgWalking toward the Art Museum now, getting all my motorbikes in a row! So to speak…

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20140515-182631.jpgI’m closing this post here because I have decided to designate the next post to The Art Museum.

Sydney, New South Wales

This post is designated to an exhibit of art on the walls of our hotel in Sydney. The artist’s name is Sam Ray. The collection is called Memetico (see below).
The first series of works are composed of torn paper.

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The second series of works are composed of very thick paint.

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Sydney, NSW

This post is dedicated to the birds and their “dandy-lion” fountain:

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Sydney, New South Wales

I shot the following series of fotos while walking about from our hotel which was located in King’s Cross. Enjoy the walk…

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And, of course, another sweet ride…

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Another ride: not as sweet as some, but still, a ride!

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THE POLICE!!!

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I only realized later that this is actually a mailbox!

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A dog and her man…

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