I don't know about you but 2016 has been a lousy year for me on so many levels.
Apart from the absurd and heart breaking events in my personal life caused by others, the continuing wars and terror attacks across the globe have made me feel very disillusioned with the world to the point where I am trying to remain "glass half full" and to have a positive outlook on life.
As a citizen of the world I feel the need to speak up.
Through this body of work I will be exploring my mind set and emotions around the fact that I am once again out of my comfort zone and feeling slightly displaced. The world is troubled and I am disturbed by the amount of racism, intolerance and hate rhetoric prevalent across the globe in daily news.
This documentary brought me to tears. I felt great sorrow, deep sadness and absolute bewilderment. I feel extreme disappointment in those who dare question the topic of climate change. How much more evidence do they need? Until complete islands no longer exist? Wake up people!
I am repulsed by the selfishness and greed of those who lead corporations who truly believe it is their god given right to rape and pillage the earth until there is nothing left for their grandchildren to enjoy. They should be ashamed of themselves. Some days I feel completely disillusioned with mankind and just depressed. I question whether we will ever grow consciously as a race. When will we start accepting responsibility for our actions? When will we become accountable?
With over 100 designers from all corners of the globe the festival offered an eclectic array of textured and colourful designer product and prototypes in all sorts of materials - from lighting, furniture, jewellery, fashion wear and homewares to bionic toys and the controversial independent baby labour unit named The Birth Box plus much more.
I'm absolutely honoured that superstar producers/stylists, Bree Leech and Heather Nette King chose one of my planetary artworks to feature in this years Dulux 2016 Colour Forecast Campaign which encompasses the Design Age ...
I am proud to announce that last night I became the 2015 Winner of the Corangamarah Acquisitive Art Prize for my work, Seeing the Forest which was judged on my interpretation of the term con.ceit. What an honour!