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Size: 57.1 W x 33.5 H x 2.4 D in
Showed at the The Other Art Fair
this work is from a series inspired by a young poor Tanzanian man I saw via Ted Talks. He found a book that descibed how to build a wind powered generator. He used old broken bicycle parts from his local desperate rubbish dump to build a windmill generating power to run a computer and charge cell phones. He was able to begin to educate himself and wound up travelling with Ted Talks..his talk was called "How I harnessed the wind". My exhibition was named the same and all the works named after the elements of his windmill. This one, Force Majeure means chance occuance or unavoidable accident.
Painting:Paint on Wood
Size:57.1 W x 33.5 H x 2.4 D in
Im a painter looking for space in the painting, looking for space within the world. To me space in our thinking offers opportunity for great change, to evolve. The space is manifested here as physical space within the painting. I cut and smash my paintings up and assembling organic grids from the pieces. I work at the edge of painting, disregarding the rules looking for another way through. Creating image from object process, using found timber discarded from building sites as canvas. I cover, apply colour, burn, use builders tools and my invented way of using them to make things that are paintings. The works are named toward the human experience of pleasure, pain, acts of courage or natural phenomena both great and disastrous that can open us up to our essential selves. An opportunity to be without ego, even if just for a moment.
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Sydney