Two works commissioned by Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) as part of the exhibition 20:20, a survey exhibtion of new works by twenty artists.

Things fall apart (Yeats), neon version, 2020 is a fragment of a poem by the Irish early-modernist poet, WB Yeats. Rendered in neon, the text becomes a sign, a reminder of our inherent fragility, and the temporal nature of the existence of all things.

Accompanying this text work are two ‘drawings’, made almost 20 years apart and identical, except for the obvious effect of time on the older version. The works are made onto posters, released as a limited edition inserted in a book, by the Cuban/American artist Felix Gonzales-Torres, featuring a black and white image of two birds in flight against a grey sky. My intervention was made by stitching metallic thread through the paper, a series of expanding circles that evoke ripples, soundwaves, or targets.

In these works, recurrences, change and impermanence are all represented.

installation view, 20:20, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

photo Jeremy Weihrauch
20:20, MAMA Albury commission, 2020