I love this work, it epitomises my passion for collage processes; that is putting odd things together to surprise, laugh and transform ways of looking at things.
The mobile is inspired by the trees where I live and the overwhelming task of keeping the weeds at bay. A weed is just a plant out of place, and it certainly loves it here, upstream on the Clarence River. When big old gums, and black beans are a rarity, here such trees can be encased in this strangling vine called Cat’s Claw. It eventually strangles and kills these beautiful 200-year-old-trees that could potentially live till 500 years of age. Trees like this provide us breathe for life, health and well-being, besides being the essential life to many critters or a branch to rest by, for food or home for birds.