The Australia/Oceania Collection
architecture of this house is known worldwide,
but did you know the architect is one of my
Danish fellow citizens. Jorn Utzon is his
name. However Utzon resigned from this job
after 9 years of building. Since then, Utzon
has never returned to Australia to see his
famous building finished.
As Utzon was looking for an ideal refuge, he
built the house "Can Lis" in 1972, with an
extraordinary view to the sea. A house with
huge windows without glass - inviting nature
Like Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Falling
water in Bear Run, Pennsylvania - Utzon
designed his gem "Can Lis" in Porto Pietro, on
the Spanish island Mallorca.
I went into the opera house to see and hear a
Spanish version of Carmen.
Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges
The opera premiered at the Opéra-Comique of
Paris on 3 March 1875, but its opening run was
denounced by the majority of critics.
It was almost withdrawn.
Bizet died on 3 June 1875, never knowing how
popular Carmen would become.
The story is set in Seville, Spain, c. 1830,
and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful
Gypsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love,
she woos the corporal Don José, an
inexperienced soldier. Their relationship
leads to his rejection of his former love,
mutiny against his superior, and joining a
gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns
from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads
him to murder Carmen.
In the opera I sat together with my family
behind a huge fat lady who had emptied
several bottles of perfume immediate before
the performance. We endured the stench for a
long, long first act.
A unanimous decision was made as soon as we
reached the interval.
Our love to Utzon, to Carmen, to Bizet could
not in any way overshadow the fat lady’s odour.
The keywords for my inspiration to “Sydney
Opera House” thus was Utzon’s fantastic
architecture in Sydney, Carmen and Georges
Bizet, and Spain and Spanish.
"Sydney Opera House Blue"
|See "Sydney Opera
kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia:
its emblem is used on the Australian coat of
arms, on some of its currency, as well as by
some of Australia's best known
organisations, including Qantas. The
kangaroo is important to both Australian
culture and the national image and
consequently there are numerous popular
My inspiration is from a sign!
I have simplified it further. Several
Australians have asked me to use the "Blue
Kangaroo" for a company, a association etc.
|The "Butterfly Fish" is inspired by
the Pig-Face Butterfly Fish.
It is found in the Indo-Pacific region from
Sri Lanka to Queensland, north to Indonesia
and the Philippines.
I saw it diving in the Great Barrier Reef near
Dunk Island, south of Cairns in Queensland,
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