FOSSIL FOOLS : Rupert the Muppet Master and the Adults in the Room – 2020
Oil on canvas in ornate frame. 71 x 95.5 cm (Frame included)
Didactic image stating the obvious. These terrestial ‘stars’ of the Southern Cross, in their governance over Australia are orchestrated and overseen by the bloated arch-reactionary Puppetmaster Rupert Murdoch. The short-sighted retardation of Australia’s political policies in relation to the exploitation of natural resources, particularly the mining and export of Fossil Fuels and the Fracking of subterranean natural gases have placed Australia far-behind current global thinking and enlightened moves to renewable alternatives.
The bleeding white Australian flag references a politics still dominated by a climate-change denying patriarchy.