Jesmonite, sand, metal rod, acrylic paints
This is a ‘Minumental’ work, which looks at the less glorious aspects of modern life in an age where monumental art could be seen as redundant.
Inspired by the athletic, bronzed iconic figures in the works of Max Dupain I have inserted an image of the average contemporary Australian. In spite of ideas of athleticism and health, Australia is quickly becoming one of the fattest nations in the world. Moreover, they reflect a more ambiguous ethnic identity, embracing Australia's plurality rather than representing only white heritage. The works are monochrome as a reference to Dupain's work.
Last One to Leave Turn Out the Lights, Deptford, LONDON