David Walsh is a pen collector, surgeon and would be artist

These are his ideas, thoughts and images

  • The imperfect can become more beautiful

    September 11, 2019 by

    “Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer. It teaches us to embrace damage and flaws.” — ManGill. For most of my adult life I have helped repair the sick. Many had their lives suddenly shattered and altered forever. It was a job at which I was quite good. Recently, the… Read more

  • Feature not a fault

    March 29, 2023 by

    “There are books of the hour, and books of all time…” John Ruskin All of us have struggled with the tension of wanting to try something new, but being fearful of a mistake ruining the opportunity. This true of my interests – painting, stationery, modeling and surgery. Using a perfect sheet of handmade Japanese writing… Read more

  • Art and surgery don’t always mix well

    March 26, 2023 by

    “Andy Warhol got it wrong, fifteen minutes is too long…” Jung Talent Time I recently visited the impressive Andy Warhol photography exhibition at the AGSA. On a guided tour we were told that Andy had died before his time of complications from simple, routine gallbladder surgery. That didn’t sit well with me. During my career… Read more

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