November 2012



Power poles are everywhere but most people don’t pay much attention to them.
These remnants of the industrial revolution seem outdated and dinosaur-like
in this digital age. Some say they are ugly and just clutter the landscape.
But power poles are interesting, because like fingerprints, no two are the same.
Each has it’s own unique character, some are new and smooth, others are gnarled and battered
by the ravages of time and weather. Some wires create strong geometric patterns, some are
a mess of tangled lace that look frighteningly chaotic while some appear somewhat spartan,
but they all have a common functionality that works, even today. These paintings are of local
power poles around Balmain and Rozelle. This series can be seen at in my window at
95 Beattie Street from 16 December and can be purchased here