These old cars are copping a direct hit !
They are a segue from the drawing: Attack ( Sumi-e)
These images are of cars from another time
They are also indicative of a dying Australian industry.
When I paint these pictures I am truly engaging in a ritual. I am intentionally focusing my mind , using my intention with paint and turps and brushes , to render a sigil that cancels the spell of the oil economy – using oil to fight oil …Silly ? Ironic ? A little ambitious ?
All the same , its my way of dealing with the disgust I feel every time I fill up my car with shitty, low tech, petrol.
I am hostile to advertising that keeps repackaging the combustion engine
as if its awesome, new and relevant, clean and conscious, when in fact
its just a very old turd rolled in glitter.
( Automotive advertising worldwide 2012 came in 2nd to ALL retail at $14,840,000,000 … Thats a lot of glitter ! )
I love old cars, have travelled across Australia in them,
but the perpetuation of this old technology over the new is loathsome and offensive.
These paintings are at best a very small protest.