2024 among other things is the Year of the Dragon, a year full of powerful possibilities, deep challenges and transitions. Every year in this exciting decade continues to be about adaptation, letting go of expectations and embracing change. We live in uncertain times with no definite future trajectory which although daunting, has its own unique benefits.
Acrylic Paint on Birch Board 90cm Diameter 2024 (AVAILABLE)
A painting of my late friend, the musician Billy O’Riordan (1956-2023). This portrait evolved from numerous ink and pencil sketches done of Billy whilst visiting his Surry Hills home. Billy was infamously also known as Joylene Thornbird Hairmouth, keyboard player in the Sydney based punk shock rock band Jimmy and the Boys (c. 1976-1982)
CHINESE PAGODA STYLE BOATHOUSE – SEVEN SHILLINGS BEACH
Acrylic Paint on Board 50cm x 50cm 2024 (AVAILABLE)
There are 2 almost identical Chinese pagoda designed period boathouses located on Sydney Harbour. One is at located on Mosman Bay and the other is at Seven Shillings Beach.
THE LAVENDER LOOKOUT
Glass Dome, Found and Repurposed Objects, Acrylic Paint and Pumice Stone 22cm x 15cm 2024 (AVAILABLE)
A sculpture alluding to the solitary and alienating ‘Queerness’ evident in a young child. This is often observed and tagged by others before the child has the vocabulary and the insights to express a definite gender orientation and identification.
THE CROWN JEWELS
Glass Dome, Plastic Doll, Adhesive Beads, Acrylic Paint and Found Objects 22cm x 15cm 2024 (AVAILABLE)
A blithe bling encrusted phallus denoting the conditioning and monetization of sexuality from an early age. Part of the Lingam Sculpture Series