Social Practice, Public Art and Performance

Save the trees

My latest experiment in colour and abstraction is a social and political erasure. Reminiscent of Robert Rauchenberg's erasure of a De Kooning drawing, however, this is an act of conservation - not destruction. #savegandolfogardens #protectthetrees These trees are very old and may pre-date European colonisation (judging by the diameter). I got most of the graffiti off and the weather should do the rest.

The cleaning process was long and slow

The cleaning process was long and slow

The tools

The tools

The eucalyptus oil removed the paint without hurting the tree

The eucalyptus oil removed the paint without hurting the tree

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Just starting this one, but it was eventually erased

Just starting this one, but it was eventually erased

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