Naturally I have blogged about Ian Thorpe before; why not, indeed? He seems a very interesting young man. I believe he has been studying at Macquarie University lately, and it appears he has also taken up art.
My Pain, My Gain by Ian Thorpe
According to the story linked to the picture above:
“When I was a kid I used to imagine within my body there were all these mini people and the people in my goggles were the control room,” Thorpe said. “They were kind of like lemmings and they used to power everything in my body. I was always whipping them to make them work harder. That was my form of visualisation.”
The painting will be sold with the proceeds going to “the Right to Play China charity, which works to enhance the health and education of young people through sport.”
I wonder what The Rabbit makes of all this? He did, after all, sit next to Ian Thorpe in class at one time…