Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fiction Genres

My latest monster is up for your viewing (not climbing, although it is tempting) pleasure at:

aMBUSH gallery
4 James St
Waterloo New South Wales 2017
(02) 8399 0707
from the 13th (opening night), to the 15th of May 12-4pm but check website for more detailed details.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Falling From Grace

The Chandelier, originally designed as a practical candle holder has, over the centuries, become a symbol of opulence. It's usefulness as a light source is debatable. It's threatening dangling overhead, a much-used symbol in popular culture. It has come full circle. Back to the dark ages from which it came. The energy hungry incandescent light bulb has made way for the aesthetically challenged energy saver halogen bulb. This Chandelier holds no globes and no longer serves a useful purpose. Like the plastic it is made from, it has reached obsolescence.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

well thank god that's over

Don't get me wrong, Sculpture by the Sea was great, but it was completely exhausting. Really happy to have sold my work, and especially that the new owners live fifty meters from Marks park. Also very pleased to have received the Kids Choice award. Thanks Kids! I love the Dinosaur Designs trophy. I didn't expect that. Almost better than the cash!
So now I have a large bag of plastic that broke off the house that I need to reattach. I'll do that tomorrow. Then I have to try and find somewhere to put all the leftover plastic/toys etc, and resurrect my garage. I have no idea where to put it. It all seems far too big a job on this 40 degree afternoon.
Here are a couple of pictures of the Dream Home in situ. Thanks to everyone who supported me in making it and everyone who came to see it. It makes it all worthwhile.

Being installed in new home. Note how far it has to go down into the courtyard...that's Gregs face underneath the bottom of the house.

School groups going crazy for bubbles

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Has anyone seen these flowers? They went missing (perhaps sold but not recorded) from my Found Feathered Friends exhibition back in September last year. Just trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. Ask your friends who went? Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I joined a skateboarding forum online for women who like to skate. The problem is, they're all over in the USA. Lucky for them, every single little two-bit town seems to have an amazing skatepark, that put our best to shame. This is me at Chatswood. This is Woodward in LA.

Saturday, 8 August 2009


photo greg lippiatt

Early one morning last summer, I went and had a look at a skatepark that I knew about, but hadn't seen before. I wasn't planning on staying because I was on my way to a swimming race, but even if I'd wanted to, I would have had to wait for the group of about twenty elderly Tai Chi practitioners to finish their session first. They took up the whole bowl with their slow, fluid, synchronised movement. I though about how similar it was to the movement made by the skateboarders who would no doubt trickle in as the day warmed up. Movements that are repeated and practiced, refined and perfected. Tai Chi, slow, skating, fast.
As I turned to leave, I saw a young man, sitting quietly like this on his skateboard, as if meditating on the moves he would make when the others left.

Monday, 3 August 2009

new thing

Rainbow street public school is having an art exhibition fundraiser from the 27th of August to the 1st of September at Gallery East, 21 Burnie st Clovelly. Chris Gleisner is curating it and asked me to donate something to the cause. I made some things like this.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

the roof is on

Had some help putting the roof on "Dream Home". Here it is.