This piece was one of a breakaway series exploring the ephemeral. I was on a mission to produce works that had the least carbon footprint as possible. Considering the environmental costs of manufacturing either cotton canvas or worse… linen, I began developing the concept of creating what I would later coin – ‘5D art’. (Both 2D & 3D at the same time). This piece is constructed of eucalyptus branches, a 1950’s discarded coffee table and a chair leg.
The notion behind this artwork is a finger – pointing at corruption in Aboriginal Art and the ensuing nepotism commensurable with hierarchical ordinance. Many are unaware of the veritable mafioso operative that has enjoyed a prosperous reign for more than three decades now. The hand written comment ‘They wouldn’t know culture if it hit them in their two faces’ is a paradoxical quip, in reference to the orchestrations of the Aboriginal art establishment. The black boomerang (chair leg) is myself imprisoned within the confines of the institutional gate keeping (red bars).