Memory Holes & Rabbit Data Echoes
Oil painting of AI generated outputs, based upon computerised text descriptions of previous three paintings in the series, with a touch of a Caravaggio Nurse Rabbit, in a hospital waiting room.
How old fashioned these cyborg, transhumanistic ideas can seem.
PARA SOCIAL MEDIA PANDEMIC, OIL ON CANVAS, 100CM BY 100 CM, 2022
Portraits of three young adults dressed in costumes made from the residues of the pandemic, a Victorian powdered wig made from loo roll shells, a pill box hat made of lateral flow tests and a repurposed dunce hat, made from many of the sensationalised news clippings of the time. I wanted to create a work that documented some of the deeply entrenched issues of divisiveness, misinformation and propaganda that were accelerated by social media during the pandemic. The impact of lockdown on the education of children, the righteous indignation of the media and the celebration of front-line workers by the public.
COLD WAR, CRYPTO KIDS
100 CM BY 100 CM, OIL ON CANVAS, 2022
I’ve yet to come up with a snazzy title for this ongoing collection, which started in 2019, when I dreamt about 1950’s children dying in a nuclear fallout. I’d finished a diploma in child psychology and was working with vulnerable and excluded children, while managing what felt at the time endless health emergencies with my own child.
I was under a year sober and thought now was as good a time as any to try to paint in oils.
I tried to paint this nightmare I had, these recurring themes,
DRONE WAR BABIES
100 CM BY 100 CM, OIL ON CANVAS, 2020
Large paintings featuring a trio of children; each child represents a current western point of crisis, the environment, the virus and mental health. The paintings depict a climate of mounting fear and misinformation, of quarantine and isolation, privacy violation and false truths normalised for the next generation.