My work titled “Dog Dynamite” is an etching/aquatint on zinc plate. The idea of the dog comes from a product called Dog Dynamite, which was a poison used to kill dingoes in 1909.The image was found in an Australian products book, and the caption that went with it caught my eye. Although quite harsh I found it rather comical.
It read “Pests, if you can’t shear it, shoot it, if you can’t shoot it, spray it. If you can’t spray it, work out a way to shear it”.
I chose the colour to represent the Australian outback red oxides. Unlike Dog Dynamite, my work usually takes a light-hearted and humorous look at my surroundings and local environment. People are often represented by animals in a characteristical way. My work is a narrative of events in my life that I would like to be remembered and frozen in time.