gaze of the masked philosopher

Chromogenic colour print
39 x 98 cm
Collection: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

In early 2004, I went to Goulburn to do a residency for the exhibition (Suspended Moment at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery). During this time I explored the city for sites to create a new work. I chose to work with the Big Merino. Climbing into the Merino’s head I looked out of the eyes to see what the Merino stared at every day. I happened to discover that the Merino looks at a view of Goulburn and in the distance are two wool stores; from one, wool is exported to Italy for making fine Italian woollen suits.

Extract from artist talk given at Art Gallery of NSW, 18 September 2005.