The world is flat….right?
Look around you, what’s missing from these photos…uhm, well, just about most everything that we could see if we looked about.
“MEGALOPOLIS – LANDSCAPES”
(mĕgəlŏp`lĭs) [Gr.,=great city], a group of densely populated metropolitan areas that combine to form an urban complex.
A term signifying a group of conurbations; derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Megalopolis, which arose as a result of the merger of more than 35 settlements of Arcadia (The Great Soviet Encyclopedia 1979).
Exhibition at Brunswick Street Galleries Fitzroy
This canvas wasamong other large canvases up to 2m in size, which featured in my exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery ( www.bsgart.com.au) in Fitzroy, from Friday 22 October, running to 4th November 2010.
The image “On The Beach” which advertised my exhibition, references Nevile Shute’s 1957 post‐apocalyptic novel, set in Melbourne. An aircraft is searching for the source of a mysterious and incomprehensible radio signal, fires off defensive flares to avoid attack from automatic air defences which continue to run off generators as long as the fuel lasts.
My involvement with renewable energy projects invokes a natural resonance with the inevitable march of entropy found in both the natural landscape and urban decay, often reflecting the bewilderment of youth coming to terms with the process through rites of beautification evinced in aerosol.
My training as an engineer and mathematician has led to meticulously exploring the technique of digital photography in all its nuances. With my camera I record fleeting instants in the timeline of new development, progress, history, decay and rebirth of Megalopolis.
My artwork is intertwined with entropy, as we all are…
Brunswick Street Gallery, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 10am-10pm 7 days a week.