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Dissolution – 2013

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Oil on canvas – 40 x 50cm

The ancient Greek sculpture of Venus de Milos, the quintessential image of ideal femininity is pierced through from above and behind by a Magritte-like walking stick. The pristine whiteness of the marble figure is fatally penetrated by the black penile-like but gentlemanly wand. A punning -Australia Made(maid) tag hangs like celebratory bunting from the stick, perhaps proclaiming a colonial independence from the shackles of Euro-centric Artistic domination. Dream on…