This painting was selected as a finalist for The Craig's Aspiring Art Prize 2020. It is available to view for a short time 11-14th January through The Holy Family School in Wanaka as part of the award exhibition.
This painting is a narrative on our society. I had this collection of forks from different eras in my drawer. When I laid them out I could see the earlier forks were hand crafted, ornate and made with care. They have stood the test of time, some lasting nearly a century with regular use. As the forks became more modern, they have simplified in style, and become mass produced but still strong and dependable. The most recent fork is plastic. Its disposable intention is the very issue with our modern world. Creating pollution at the cost of the earth for our so called convenience. The fork is broken, rendering it useless. It's usefullness was less than a month, yet its pollution will last hundreds of years. I felt this collection summed up some of the issues with the modern world, hence, we are a bit forked!