We live in a constructed world
I wonder how you grew up.
Were your parents strict or lenient? Did they believe in God, or a better future, or the power of the mind? Were they private, or participants in public life? Introverted or extraverted?
Whatever your background, you will view this site differently. We all, from birth, assemble our ideas of what the world is like. We discuss, learn and teach others in an attempt to bring our ‘constructed meanings’ into alignment with those of others, and with reality.
I earn my living by assembling words and images in ways that convey information and, perhaps, encourage action. You can find some of my constructions here.
Who am I?
Hugh Todd writes and designs in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.
Life imitates art
Some years ago I wrote and illustrated a children’s book: Bring back the ball, Daisy Dog, published by Scholastic.
This is one of the scenes from the book. Daisy keeps returning with round objects — none of which is the tennis ball thrown by the boy.
My sister has just now sent me a photo taken on the Mornington Peninsula, where she is staying. This dog’s name is, she tells me, Drexel, not Daisy. But he has a similar obsession.