Wednesday, February 17, 2016


"YoU shAll noT
bEar faLse wiTneSs
aGainSt yoUr neiGhboUr."

If you currently visit the National Gallery of Victoria
you will see in the European section an amazing picture of Moses
bringing down from the mountain, the tablets of the 10 Commandments,
a painting by John Rogers Herbert.

This massive, magnificent painting is the most expensive piece of artwork in the Gallery.
The female attendant informed me it was worth more than Picasso's "Weeping Woman".

Friday, February 12, 2016


I thought I would try a modern version of the 10 Commandments...
I shall have to begin with the last, first, so  when I finally finish they
appear from 1-10 in order.

Exodus 20:17
"YoU shAll not coVet your neiGhboUr's
yoU shAll not coVet your nEighboUr's wifE,
nor hiS maNservAnt, nor his mAidseRvant,
nor his Ox, nor his doNkey,
nor aNything
that is yOur neigHbouR's."