'Misanthrope' - Shrine Door 1 & 2
Below is a brief run down on my new show at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, it features my street/installation paste up/ephemera work based around my totems commonly seen through out the Melbourne CBD and other out of the way places and suburbs.
The work has been created with a detritus theme that gives the work an appearance of something ancient and shrine like a beautiful juxtaposition with the detritus and waste often found in a great deal of the works. We will be having a Meet The Artist session this Saturday the 22nd from 2-4pm so feel free to drop in and have a look around, it is a great show and also features LazerFish and Shane Sterry, with some fab window installations to accompany the body of work. Hope to see you on Saturday. The show runs till 30th August and Port Jackson opening hours can be found here.
The contempt the human race holds for nature is evident in the failing landscapes around us.
With the loss of the ancient totem system in Australia, which once brought specialised management by individuals and groups who acted more like stewards.
This management did not necessarily transform the landscape so to speak. Instead it would re-energise and disperse elements abundantly necessary to enable a particular totem to flourish.
As this was enacted on a country wide scale this in turn encouraged bio-diversity and the symbiotic relationship required to manage the fragile Australian landscape, responsibly and very effectively.
This language has nearly vanished.