Acrylic and collage on canvas 60×60 2012 This piece was inspired by the names of the streets around my home. Who were they named after? Someone’s daughter or son maybe? Some public servant in far off England you were hoping would give you a land grant? The local lord? So each street is named for where the names came from on this pseudo-map, based loosely on the streets around my home in Newtown. The top collage layer is made from oil pastel rubbings of timber. The background images include an old typewriter keyboard and machines on Cockatoo Island – in honour of Newtown’s industrial past.
In the Name of
Cindy Tonkin - August 17, 2012