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is a series of large collages meticulously assembled using pre-hand-painted gloss paper, which is cut into numerous shapes and then pasted to form images. This imagery comprises a variety of over-scaled interpretations of the Mills and Boon series’ covers, chosen specifically to highlight the awkwardly stereotypical scenarios of men and women in various settings and situations.

This coupling of overt 'handmade-ness', using a rudimentary cut-and-paste technique, with the obsessive iconic imagery results in a series that contradicts and subverts the stereotyped aesthetic representations employed by Mills and Boon. The works are at once equally earnest and comical, which can result in a rather ‘confounding’ experience for the audience.

FOREVERYOURS (or part of there of – 13 in all were made) was shown solo in the following venues:
Studio 106, Singapore (2003);
under the title of immer dein, Breitengraser – room for contemporary sculpture, Berlin (2003);
Project Room, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Art Fair (2004)
The Church Gallery, Perth, Western Australia (2004).

FOREVERYOURS  (parts there of) was shown in the following group exhibitions:
Cutting Edges, GowLangsford Gallery, Sydney (2004);
Double Take, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne (2005);
Tales of the City
, Australian Galleries, Melbourne (2005);
Mix Tape,
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, (2005)
Authur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (2005)

Dimensions: each collage measures approx 200 x 175 cm

FOREVERYOURS was reviewed in Art&Australia magazine, The West Australian newspaper; Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and Art Collector Magazine

A Fiery Baptism is owned by The Art Gallery of Western Australia

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