I was going to post about the book I have just finished called, How To Cope with Adversity from the The School Of Life Philosophy series but hey it’s Friday and a time to be cheerful and relaxed so I’m going to do a wee rave about Leunig.
Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme.
His newspaper work appears regularly in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.
The cartoon below is quintessential Leunig and is my profile picture.
And below is the one I had at work and that helped me to give up the day job.
And his painting are a joy.
And this is one of my favourites too. So gently wonderful.
And speaking of ducks..I was lucky enough to be in Paris at Christmas with a friend in a museum, I hope Leunig would have appreciated these photos….
Have a luvverly duck of a weekend. FG