*All pictures courtesy Anna Pappas Gallery
This paper-mâché work, which is titled Another Day in Paradise, was exhibited in a group show at Anna Pappas Gallery, in Prahran. The exhibition, curated by Anna, the director, was titled "Paradise: A Hell of a Place", and dealt with themes of utopia, dystopia and fantasy.
The work I contributed was inspired by a mash-up of a few ideas: 80's disaster films, Gericault's Raft of the Medusa [and subsequent attributions] and a more generic idea of a personal kind of white-trash hell - hence the inclusion of the most awful alcohol and cigarettes I could think of [not to mention their tropical vibes].
I wanted people to get Phil Collins stuck in their head while looking at this work.