Under the Wires, 2017

This is an ongoing practice of drawing urban scenes, including power lines & all kinds of overhead wires. It gives me an excuse to draw the particular kind of cute buildings that I like to look at as I cycle to and from and my studio each day. It also keeps me in practice for the work I am most often receive private commissions for: house portraits.

Having worked on my exhibition Pyrite Radio in 2015, and having always had an interest in radio in general, I also like to draw antennas and satellite dishes and the like. I like to think about how the metal around is (not just antennas) is permanently receiving radio waves (as are we), it just doesn’t play them back. I also like to think about wires being cut or crossed — and often I intentionally disconnect wires or otherwise fragment the drawing. This is in part inspired by a hard drive full of corrupted image files of photographs I took years ago, and in part by the fragmentation of images as they are sent electronically along those wires.

Do not adjust your set! Suggested listening while viewing: The Cramps – Under the Wires.

Some of these can be bought as prints from my online store.

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Wilderness Heart, 2016

Throughout 2016, I worked on a series of drawings of mountains and other wilderness areas. Much of this was to get some practice in before taking my own trip to Alaska. Having grown up in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, I do like to draw forests and mountains when I can!

Buttermilk Mountains: Reference Watercolour on paper 20 x 30 cm 2016

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17 April 2013
Yes. Hello. (Iggy Pop)

Yes. Hello. (Iggy Pop)
Ink on paper, 50 x 35 cm (unframed)
2013

Planting Flags

Planting Flags
Ink on paper, 70 x 50 cm (unframed)
2012

Horses

Horses
Ink on paper, 40 x 25 cm
2012

Lost For Words

Lost For Words
Ink on paper, 26 x 26 cm (unframed)
2012

Flag Ship

Flag Ship
Ink on linen, 36 x 36 cm
2012

What Do We Want?

What Do We Want?
Ink on paper, 25 x 28 cm (unframed)
2012

Dromedary

Dromedary
Ink on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

Picket Line

Picket Line
Ink and collage on linen, 41 x 31 cm
2012

Ensign

Ensign
Ink on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

Rooftops

Rooftops
Ink on paper, 70 x 56 cm (unframed)
2012

Empty Chair

Empty Chair
Collage on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

Choir

Choir
Collage on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

Shore

Shore
Collage on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

Stepladder

Stepladder
Collage on wood panel, 40 x 40 cm
2012

13 October 2011
Down To The Well

Down To The Well #1
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #2
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #3
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #4
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #5
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #6
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #7Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #8
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #9
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #10
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #11
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #12
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #13
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #14
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #15
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #16
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #17
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #18
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #19
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Down To The Well

Down To The Well #20
Ink and paper on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm
2011

Prostrate

Prostrate
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 56 x 53 cm
2010

Yield

Yield
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 91 x 61 cm
2010

Abandon

Abandon
Ink on paper & acrylic on masonite, 30 x 90 cm
2010

Plummet

Plummet
Acrylic on masonite, 60 x 72 cm
2010

Antithesis

Antithesis
Ink on paper & acrylic on linen, 26 x 36 cm
2010

Impetus

Impetus
Acrylic on masonite, 60 x 90 cm
2013

Lapse

Lapse
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 35 x 79 cm
2010

Relinquish

Relinquish
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 31 x 90 cm
2010

Collapse

Collapse
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 90 x 61 cm
2010

Layup Parabola #2

Layup Parabola #2
Ink on drafting film, 69 x 43 cm (framed)
2010

Balance Diptych (2 of 2)

Balance Diptych (2 of 2)
Pencil & ink on card, relief collage, 32 x 38 cm (framed)
2010

Layup Parabola #1

Layup Parabola #1
Ink on paper, 69 x 43 cm (framed)
2010

Balance Diptych (1 of 2)

Balance Diptych (1 of 2)
Pencil & ink on card, relief collage, 31 x 28 cm (framed)
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (2 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (2 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (3 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (3 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (1 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (1 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

The Yips and the Shanks

The Yips and the Shanks
Ink on paper, acetate and glue, 40 x 43 cm
2010

Lagoon

Lagoon
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 60 cm
2008

Please Dump Garbage

Please Dump Garbage
Mixed media on paper, 40 x 60 cm
2008

Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs
Mixed media on paper, 60 x 40 cm
2008

Study for Lagoon

Study for Lagoon
Mixed media on paper, 15 x 20 cm
2008

Study for Lagoon

Study for Lagoon
Mixed media on paper, 15 x 20 cm
2008

Study for Lagoon

Study for Lagoon
Mixed media on paper, 20 x 15 cm
2008

Polar Bear On The Rooftops

Polar Bear On The Rooftops
Mixed media on paper, 15 x 20 cm
2008

Study for Please Dump Garbage

Study for Please Dump Garbage
Mixed media on paper, 15 x 20 cm
2008

The Drowned World

The Drowned World
Installation View
2008

The Drowned World

The Drowned World
Installation View
2008

The Drowned World

The Drowned World
Installation View
2008

The Drowned World

The Drowned World
Installation View
2008

1 January 2007
The Woods, 2007

The Woods, 2007
Digital montage, Dimensions variable

The Performance, 2007

The Performance, 2007
Digital montage, Dimensions variable

Sunrise, 2007

Sunrise, 2007
Digital montage, Dimensions variable

Sarking, 2007

Sarking, 2007
Digital montage, Dimensions variable

Cat Ba (Standard #4), 2007

Cat Ba (Standard #4), 2007
Digital montage, Dimensions variable

19 January 2006
Shards

Shards
Inkjet digital print, 30 x 20 cm
2006

After…

After…
Inkjet digital print, 20 x 24 cm
2006

Shattered

Shattered
Inkjet digital print, 10 x 25 cm
2006

Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)
Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)
Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)
Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)
Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)
Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)

Untitled (from the “Slips of the Mind” series)

Study for Underpass
Collage, 15 x 20cm
2005