The Meaning of (Still) Life: An Unnatural History

A sub-set of the Meaning of (Still) Life works, 'An Unnatural History' focuses upon environmental issues, using a multi-style format. Specific narratives around Australian endangered species present detailed information about habitats, threats and possible remediations to the problems. These ideas are presented in multi-panelled works featuring clip art and other illustrations, appropriated from Google image searches. Many works in this series also feature text panels to further elaborate upon the content.                      
Click on a thumbnail, to view the gallery.

The Koala
The Koala

Triptych Acrylic on Ply 137 x 61 cms An account of the now endangered Koala, depicting threats to their survival, along with a re-imagined nomenclature. Available

press to zoom
The Koala - Detail view of first panel.
The Koala - Detail view of first panel.
press to zoom
Richmond Birdwing Butterfly
Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

Triptych Acrylic on Ply, with cut plywood shapes. 137 x 61 cms. The tale of a butterfly endemic to SE QLD and Northern NSW, threatened by host-plant confusion and habitat fragmentation.

press to zoom
Richmond Birdwing Detail
Richmond Birdwing Detail

Painting detail - panel 1

press to zoom
Glossy Black #1
Glossy Black #1

Triptych Acrylic on Ply, with cut plywood shape and gloss medium. 137 x 61 cms. Private Collection Addressing the plight of the QLD Glossy Black Cockatoo.

press to zoom
Glossy Black #1
Glossy Black #1

Painting detail - panel 1

press to zoom
Glossy Black #2
Glossy Black #2

Triptych Acrylic on Ply, with cut plywood shapes and gloss medium. 137 x 61 cms. Addressing the plight of the QLD Glossy Black Cockatoo. Available

press to zoom
Glossy Black #2
Glossy Black #2

Painting detail - panel 1

press to zoom
Glossy Black #2
Glossy Black #2

Detail of panel 3 showing painted edges of 3D text elements. This work shifts perceptually as the viewer moves past.

press to zoom