Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

James Carson

Winter 2020 - From the Editor

 

 

Whenever I return home from the city’s southside, I cross a large cantilevered steel bridge across the Brisbane River that then plunges into a curving underground thruway that spits cars out onto one of the city’s main drags – the 24-7 party zone of Fortitude Valley. But back underground, just as you round the tight curve that takes you to the street, there, painted in large red letters projecting through a dark patina of car fumes and road grime, is a motivational statement and philosophical principle for all motorists to catch out of the corners of their eyes. But because it can only really flicker in front of your face for a moment, lest you get distracted and crash into the stopping cars ahead of you, it takes three or four passes to finally put the statement together and reckon with its meaning.

“THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT THE BIGGER IT GETS” …

 

 

 

IMAGE CAPTION-CREDIT:
Sebastian Moody
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT THE BIGGER IT GETS
2009
synthetic polymer paint on concrete
Photo: Sam Scoufos
Courtesy of the artist and CREATIVEMOVE (https://onespacegallery.com.au/sebastian-moody/)