Somebody with a hammer, 2022, 29cmx40cm, Acrylic on Plywood, Image Courtesy: Artist 

Artist statement

Somebody with a hammer  makes two disparate images adjacent in order to consider how illegible words might be read, how imagery can be entitled to secrets and how painting can suggest boundaries and render them soft. Using plywood and diluted acrylic paint the work is as much about its support material as it is about painting and imagery. Using an indecipherable collection of words to disrupt all that is otherwise decisive and intricate about painting an image.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.