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Why Stuff Doesn’t Matter

This is a lecture I gave in 2010 at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. Joanna Mendelssohn, the lecturer who asked me to give the talk , is one the very few academics in Sydney who has both been aware of my work from almost the beginning and is politically as [...]

The Arcadia Tables 1 & 2

The Arcadia Tables are an ongoing series of tables that I have been building over the last few years, furniture that is also memento mori based on the Latin phrase "et in Arcadia ego", the knowledge that even in the happiness of Arcadia there is still always mortality. The first two were exhibited in my [...]

The Murdering Stools

This probably seems an odd thing to start with but there is a reason. They illustrate a problem both with the way my work is seen and the general misunderstanding of what an artist does. First, what are they? They are a set of ten stools made of recycled varnished plywood with painted blood stains [...]