This piece is a collaboration with the artist Scott Selkirk. It was completed in December, 2016.
I met Scott at the old Blender Studios in Melbourne CBD. Scott had a space close to mine. He's a great sculptor who puts many hours into his detailed pieces. While we were at Blender Studios, we spoke a few times about collaborating on something. It was a few years since I moved to another studio and I hadn’t seen Scott in a while, so I was happy to get a call from him about working together on something.
Scott had glued together a few layers of MDF then carved out a sculpture with a router. He spent hours sanding it smooth and coating it. When he dropped it off it was white. He gave me free reign to add colour however I wanted. I tried to use contrasting colours to help accentuate the curves, dips and rises in the organic shapes. The flow of the sculpture has similarities to parts of my painting style. I found it very fun to paint. I used One Shot enamel sign writing paint. It's so thick and shiny that it gave an almost plastic appearance to the sculpture.