Broken Hill Venus 2011

Mixed mediaMixed Media: Rough wooden frame with darkroom developing tray and papier-mâché body cast (fragment)
64 x 94.5 cm

This assemblage of a fragmented Willendorfian Venus is set in a cartoon caption-like recessed housing; a plastic darkroom photographic developing tray. As a “bubble” captioned statement on obesity it can represent a germane and controversial topic which occupies many peoples’ thoughts. The raw timbered surround enhances the untreated starkness of the image.