“Anomalous Object Over Port Kembla” #1 ( .90 x 1.8 m) photomontage/ pigment print /cotton rag
…as if from a Jules Vernian future
The Furukawa Copper Smelter “Stink Pipe”dominates the Port Kembla landscape.
With this image I have collided the old with the new- a regular theme in my work -and inverted the stink pipe by making it lighter than air- suspended like a strange artifact above the Tasman Sea.
Much like the dirigible floating above it, the pipe, now demolished , has become an anomalous object, strange and unlikely, as if from a Jules Vernian future.