We have been hammered full of holes and nails where the inside of our safe place, the inside of our coolomon, where we feed and raise our children, is full of sharp consequences. The bed of nails has a pattern born form a colonial violence and structure. This is ever present and negotiated as best we can, in all mob and Country.
I am a Palawa, Trawoolway man, descendant of the Tyereelore, through my birth mother’s family. I am an adopted Kid and have been following a process of reclamation of my heritage. I work as a multi-disciplinary artist exploring connection, observation, responsibility, and obligation in different mediums. My work tries to understand the cultural, historical human activities and interaction with place and materials. Often the material cultural context informs the work.
Trained as a Printmaker, my work spans contemporary Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Performative acts and contemporary Jewellery and design. I am based in Bunnerong/Boonwurung Country (Mornington Peninsula), father of 2 and teach art to support my art making.