Wednesday, January 10, 2007

2 new works for 07



Friday, January 05, 2007

some thoughts about the work

"Shades of Hue" is about types. The types we allocate to others and self. Identity via exclusion. eg; suit, ferrel, govie, yobbo, bike, alternate, westie, rural, straight, red neck, hippy, surfie........the list goes on. I deliberately remain detained within the razor wire of the Australian vernacular in an effort to highlight identity through difference. Each type takes a position within the spectrum, making claims to hue. Shades of hue arise through interaction and familiarity. The intersections remain fluid, supporting a floating horizon of acceptability. In the rhetoric of governance black is white and white is black. Shades of hue support indoctrinative perspectives shifting horizons to favour a point of view. Slipages of meaning in words are carefully crafted to blind or colour. The photograph is now positioned to support a lie rather than to a prove a truth. Painting is true in its colours, intent remains vital to expression.