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This is the image - in full - that I used in the circuit breaker poster and it is also sitting behind the 'darkside' triangle / moon. I shot this on Ann Street in Brisbane. I can see Julian Assange in there but have yet to work out who the main figure is

People suffer deeply when time is divided up / into rigid segments / mathematical management / focussed on efficiency / and productivity / and this relentless chase for constant growth and hey really it is / just a chase for more /// profit

It is just a really small section of an image running through the inside a three simple shapes (one you can barely see) and printed onto canvas paper. And there was something about the result and the process I went through to get there that captivated me

There is this epic idea that you have used inspiration well when you can hold up all your inspiration next to your work and be comfortable saying to someone, "hey this is what I created and this is what inspired me". If you are not comfortable doing that then your work is too close

The line, "there is no movement right now" is designer Chris Ashworth. So too is the technique I am playing with. I was creating a background that I later put into Indesign and embedded type over the top. The technique is super raw and the line from Chris is actually a call to action

It touches everything you care about ⎮ So I want you to take a stand here. This is a constantly and rapidly evolving relationship that has defined our past, defines our present, and will forever define our future.  It touches everything you care about.  From the personal through public policy.  From the professional all the way to broad speaking philosophy.  And

I’m asked to explain. The inexplicable. And to make something tangible. From methods that in reality are abstract. If a student stands up on behalf of the group and says, “what you did here will stay with us for life” is that not tangible. Enough. For you

I find tension really easy to spot but astonishingly hard to recreate in my own artistic work. I asked a graphic design teacher if it is supposed to feel uncomfortable. He said, "like a rubber band is about to snap". Which is a cool explanation. Visceral