Slag Heap – 2023

ArtSlag Heap – 2023

Slag Heap – 2023

Oil on canvas, collage and mixed media. H50 x W40.5 cm

This work is based on the slag heap which is in the centre of Broken Hill and divides the town in two, North. Characteristically, it has been declared a National Monument.

I have abstracted the ‘heap’ – a debris mound ‘to form a triangular-painted pyramid and have situated a photograph of an early drawing of mine at its upper centre, perhaps reminiscent of a Pharaonic burial chamber. Additionally, a cut-out photograph of an old BHP mining railway rolling stock, also taken in Broken Hill, is at the centre bottom. It is stabilized below with a recycled upholstery hessian strap.

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