ABOUT THE ARTWORKS / Powerpole Series
My 2013 exhibition, From Banality to Beauty, investigated a familiar and banal structure: the power-pole.
The artworks observed beauty and mystery in the banality of ordinary objects and what could be more ordinary than the ever-present power-pole?. Through the motif of the power-pole, the paintings sought to inform the audience on notions of electricity and consumerism.The paintings portray these static structures as surrogates for trees,
retaining a essence of their former self now destined for servitude in the urban environment. The power-pole represents my interest in creating a contrast between living tree’s and inanimate power-poles.
Venues / 2011 From Banality to Beauty, Percolator Gallery, Paddington,
Brisbane 2012 Edgelands, POP Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.