I respectfully acknowledge the Eastern Kulin Nations (Daung wurrung, Woi wurrung, and Boon wurrung), Wadawurrung Nation and Butchulla people as the Traditional custodians of the unceded lands where I was born, live/d and work/ed, and pay respects to their Elders past and present.

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Painting Series, Sticky Kitten 2004

Exhibited in a solo show at the Artery Melbourne from Aug-Sept 2004.

The largest work Sticky Kitten Close-Up was Pre-Selected in the 2005 Cromwell’s Art Prize. Selected works were also shown at Project Nine, The Artery An Artists Cooperative, Davis, California, USA in 2006.

All of the ‘Scene One’ works are in private collections around Australia.

Inherently theatrical and filmic in style, each canvas is like a film still or key frame - a pause in time. However unlike film, the painting is never going to pan across the scene, so the viewer is left to build the story around the fragments they are presented with. An implication that something is going on outside the frame, the story is more about what is unseen - essentially the viewer brings that narrative to the work.

“...viewers have a powerful urge to uncover or invent narrative... painting, like film, establishes an interactive viewer-object relationship that invites intertextual and contextual elaboration.” Robert Rosen, Notes on Film and Painting