Sydney Streets, I wish
Acrylic on canvas
This piece dramatically different at first sight. When hung, it sits so
that the centre line is vertical.
I'd been living on and off in Sydney for several years. A particularly distinctive
feature of the city then and continues to be, is its bad sense of street
alignment. It's especially dangerous when approaching an intersection at
a crest. Many such approaches present with continuing lanes that suddenly
via away from their expectant and natural flow.
Another unrelated pet hate is seeing sharp, hard-edged traffic islands and
dividers that break the flow of a roads natural curvature. The result, ruined
wheel rims, blown tyres, threat to pedestrian safety.
Town planners should loosen up. Relax. Use F curves rather than straight
This piece challenges mainstream convention as traditional formulaic hanging,
doesn't work with it. When exhibiting, it's comical as I need to sign post
it DO NOT STRAIGHTEN ARTWORK.