The inspiration for Breathless struck me while I was in Paris in Novembre 2018 witnessing one of the many gilets jaunes manifestations on the Champs Elysees .
Straight upon my return to Brisbane I started working on a portait size sculpture of a youth with a hoody and mask ; Breathless . Before I could finish it I headed off to UK and EU for three months and then Townsville for two months to work with Jason de Caires Taylor on the Museum of Underwater art http://www.moua.com.au
In early December 2019, after finishing work on MOUA, i returned to my studio in Queensland to finish Breathless .
As i was finishing Breathless several state in Australia were literally burning . To date 18,600,OOO hectares of land have gone up in smoke , 6500 buildings have been destroyed, 34 people and half a millions animals have lost their lives . This environmental disaster was exacerbated by a corrupt Liberal National Party and its incompetent Prime Minister Scott Morrisson ( Scomo) which acted as the entertainment division of the coal and fossile fuel industry . The LNP help turn a crisis into an uncontrollable disaster which attracted international condamnation and ridicule for the Australian Government .
Today as i launch Breathless into the world the Coronivarus as gripped the world with possibly 100,000 infected , 2700 cases reported and 80 people dead .The coronivarus which started in Wuhan China as now sprayed from Wuhan to USA, Australia , Europe Canada and South east Asia .
In March 2020 I will be taking Breathless to the 2020 Basel Hong Kong Art Fair .