Tomorrow’s Dinosaurs is about the necessity for a change in mainstream culture to ensure the survival of humanity in the face of climate change.
The lifestyle that these cars and houses represent have become redundant due to their incongruence with the earth and the natural systems which sustain human and all other life. Currently fossil fuel burning cars need to become extinct, and if a global shift cannot be made away from burning fossil fuels then humans will be tomorrows dinosaurs, extinct.
I enjoy depicting cars as familiar symbols of our time and culture and then using them to challenge the lack of sustainability and viability in our current mode of living. These statements are made playfully with humor, to foster hope for the future and the understanding that change is coming, that it must come for human life to continue.
I use accessible and recognisable images of everyday life to celebrate and question the world around me. I enjoy infusing everyday imagery with personal narratives, celebrating and questioning things which are taken for granted or overlooked. I work primarily with slab built ceramic sculpture and mixed media drawing in my own pop art inspired style. Come and see.
Opening Friday 1 October, 6pm to 9pm.