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I have an old 1964 ford falcon XM which I love.

I don’t drive it much because it is heavy and slow and never quite recovered from being driven from Melbourne to Darwin (via Adelaide twice and the Eyre Peninsula) and back again.

For a long time I have wanted to model it in cardboard.

A work in progress photographed at Lee Point Beach, Darwin.

Metcard reliefs.

Exhibited in the Tag Tree Exhibition Group show, Hampshire, UK, 2009.

This exhibition aimed to amass 1000 tags from across the world and  the call for entries was posted through flickr.  The works were to be exhibited in two shows: an indoor, gallery show Hampshire, UK, and an outdoor exhibition to be held in a tree.

Had to have a few tree hanging prectices before sending them off.

For images of the indoor exhibiton see the photos in flickr. I do not think they have been stuck in a tree yet.

These are part of a series of cartoonish relief works.

They follow on from the flying pig and the cranky deer.

Exhibited in the group show of architectural models ‘Abundant’ at the Australia Stand,Venice Biennale, Italy, 2008.

This sculpture focuses on the fabric of building and the ritual of habitation. Traditional architectural model making techniques were combined with domestic and bush crafts, using materials both new (gold wire and boxboard) and recycled (street sweeper blades and beer boxes).
The show was sponsored by Austral bricks.

Another metcard mobile.

In this small collage the tram trundles from side to side, the hands wave goodbye and the plane zooms into the sky.

My sister left Melbourne and returned home to Darwin to live with her crocodile framing boyfriend and open a show shop. She is enjoying herself, but it is hard being in different cities. Her shop, Me and My Llama, has been open for just over a year.

Everyone should be able to fly…

In progress:

And from lois stavsk’s flickr site:

This is one of the first of a series of reliefs I have made out of and mounted on a metcard / tram ticket.

The photo is a bit blurry so it is hard to see just how cranky the deer is loooking. Not sure why.

Based on the knitted quadrapods, this is one of a series of quad metronomes I’ve made.

The figure rocks back and forth on top of the blue box.

Exhibited at in a group show at Artholes, Melbourne, 2007.

Another similar mobile was included in the CERES charity art auction, 2007: http://www.ceres.org.au/

I have made a number of these fish mobiles. The first ones (including this one) are made out of tram tickets / metcards. The fish are suspended on salvaged street-sweeper blades found on the side of the street.

If you look along the edge of most major city streets you will find these long thin snapped of steel blades. Took us a long while to work out that they are from street-sweepers. Once you notice them it is hard to stop seeing them.

I have also made some elephant mobiles but I do not have any photos of these.

Just a few of the many, many, knitted 4-legged beasts I have made for friends’ kids. I am really only including them here as they have spawned a few cardboard projects and I am currently adapting the form for a number of cat sculptures i am working on.

Exhibited in the Human Rights Art Award, Darwin, 2006.

I have knitted a lot of woolen ‘quadrapods’ for friends’ kids. They started life as a horse type creature but ended up as a uncategorised 4-legged thing. The main criteria was for it to have many limbs to be carried by or to put in one’s mouth.

This piece is knitted from plastic bags and bits of flyscreen. The texture is similar to the effect you find along some fences where plastic shopping bags have accrewed and matted into a thick. lumpy, faded fabric.

Exhibited in the ‘Skipping Girl Exhibition’ Group show at the London Tavern, Melbourne, 2004.

This show responded to Richmond’s iconic ‘audrey’ the skipping girl vinegar neon sign. She has recently been restored and is now skipping on Victoria St, Burnley opposite IKEA.