The gargoyles featured in Frazer’s Party Hats are captured from Frazer Mausoleum, located in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney. This sandstone gothic cathedral-in-miniature was once the family vault of John Frazer, an Irish immigrant to Australia who became an influential Sydney merchant.
Human Act points to the European introduction of rabbits to Australia and its disastrous legacy to biodiversity. This work aims to consider how human activity such as overgrazing, recreational hunting and our regulated and domesticated version of wildlife frames our relation to other species.
Foothold emerged from reading about a major transcribing project to identify and record deteriorating headstones at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney.
Holding fresh flowers, a friend enters a cemetery to visit her mother’s grave. She was soon approached by the groundskeeper who advised that it was best not to lay fresh flowers as kangaroos graze on them. This occurrence set the impetus for Grazing on Graves.
Sedentary Australian White Ibis was created from melding reputation and observation between people and the ibis in my neighborhood, located in the south-west Sydney.
L’Etna Scoppiau e Messina Rifriscau- When Etna erupts Messina is relieved, explores my experience and understanding of Italian culture shaped by family dynamics and narratives that operate in isolation from the homeland.
Remote Control Garden was created in quick response to an opportunity to make work to be situated in a suburban front yard over a weekend. Artists in MOST gardens, was curated by Marrickville Garage as part of the Marrickville Open Studio Trail in March 2014.
Spin, a set of freshly cleaned wine glasses are positioned to dry on top of a washing machine as it moves through a wash cycle. As the machine motions to spin, an orchestra of glasses clinks and chatters wildly for the duration of the spin cycle.
Texting Pigeons looks at how mobile technologies have become a conductor of human gesture, movement and communication.
Embroidery Takes Too Long To Do draws on the veneers of everyday life that sustain and support the culture of the quick fix.
Awkward Silence is an ongoing project that mediates between conversations and social rituals within the contemporary art setting.
Just Keep Walking explores the physical and social dynamics between the Mormon missionary and the passer-by. This project was commissioned by the Museum of Art, Utah (USA).