"Unleashed"

This exhibition was held at the Latrobe regional Arts gallery ( Morwell)  in response to our recent trip to China as the Wild dogs. At the same time the Sale regional art Gallery had our original show"Gippsland". All of us did work that was in some way influenced by the experience.The exhibition included Kerrie Warren, Leonie Ryan, Gary Miles, Eileen Harrison ,and Jenny Murray-Jones as well as me

Morwell Exhibition

Identity - 2010 (SOLD)
Identity
This piece is really about how we create an identity for ourselves from a variety of bits and pieces and sometimes the identity is only two dimensional and people can see through it. There is a bit of China in this also
bear headed - 2008 (SOLD)
bear headed
I did this for the morwell exhibition and it is a piece similar to the wild dog.. xcept being in china we went to the zoo and saw a bear there
bearheaded - 2008 (SOLD)
bearheaded
It probably should be a tiger but we went to see a Zoo in China which was more or less like a 1950ís Australian Zoo with animals in small concrete cages. We saw the bears and the tiger and other animals but they might as well have been trophies for all the quality of life they had. The bear is a bit of a echo of My wild dog piece and a reflection on this aspect of Chinese life.
Bridge - 2008 (SOLD)
Bridge
I did this in honour of the bridge over the Yangtse that we drew as part of our china trip. It was mounted on mirror to suggest the river and to create the reflection
Bridge - 2008 (SOLD)
Bridge
we saw this wonderful bridge across the Yangtse in Jui Jiang and I placed this piece on a mirror so it had reflection and went over the "water" Gary Miles boght it and it now resides at his place.. the mirro brok so it now is over a dry river!
China surprise - 2008
China surprise
In this piece I am referring to an incident that happened when we were staying at a hotel. Everything was going very well until some of the party wished to go downstairs late at night to do some Karaoke. However downstairs was a whole different world where you could get karaoke but also you could buy the use of girls, boys, little girls or lots of things that could be used in your veins or nose .The party quickly turned around and went back upstairs.
Hence this piece sort of sums up the experience
economy - 2008 (SOLD)
economy
This is based on a Chinese coin or charm, round with a square hole. It is big as it represents the Chinese economy made up from bits of junk which all work together to create a unity.
Economy - 2008 (SOLD)
Economy
another piece based on a chinese coin symbolic of their economy where lots of junk produces unity
Identity - 2008 (SOLD)
Identity
This piece is really about how we create an identity for ourselves from a variety of bits and pieces and sometimes the identity is only two dimensional and people can see through it. There is a bit of China in this also
multitude - 2008 (Recycled)
multitude
this was a piece in response to China.. I did 7 characters similar to scenes we saw in China) and put them in a mirror box which had the effect of multiplying them immensely. It didnt sell and I broke up athe characters and when we went back to JuiJiang I gave several to different people there
skipping girl - 2008 (SOLD)
skipping girl
I did a couple of smaller pieces for the morwell version of the exhibition.Skipping girl "was part of a series of small figures I am doing relating to childhood pursuits and exploring the power of wire as a structural idea
wedge - 2008 (SOLD)
wedge
I was doing lots of 3 D pieces using junk and this was a smallish piece
Economy ( large Sculpture) - 2007 (SOLD)
Economy ( large Sculpture)
Economy is based on a Chinese Coin. It reflects our trip to China where we saw the chaos of their society yet reflects the strength and unity of the country.

This item has been sold.
greetings - 2007 (SOLD)
greetings
This is based on chinese writing and I think it means friendship.. it has a metal form and inset mirror mosaic