Michael Kempson – Longing and Belonging

$550.00 inc GST

Etching and aquatint
Edition of 30
Image size: 43.5 x 63.5 cm
Paper size: 56 x 76 cm
PCA Print Commission 2014

Since my residency at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo I have deployed Chinese-manufactured toy animals from its gift shop to comment on vexing contradictions. Longing and Belonging ponders Australia’s challenges in coming to terms with its global position in Asia and alludes to emerging, not so cute geopolitical complexities in the Asia/Pacific region, the influence of dominant economies, past domino theories and our blinkered dependence on the fluctuating value of finite natural resources.