Hey pal, here's a new painting slash sculpture.
It's acrylic on board. It's titled Large Fries.Here's the back of it.
I included Large Fries in the Grad Show I was in last week, on the floor next to the Melbourne Shared Bike. Here's a photo of it I found on twitter.
During the crowded exhibition opening the fries got trampled on a bit, but I guess all the trample marks probably made the work better.
I made this piece after weeks of hearing all about how awful it is that they're trying to build a McDonalds in Tecoma. Tecoma's a suburb 3 minutes from my house, which is in the Dandenong Rages about an hour out from Melbourne city.
The obvious reasons the locals don't want a McDonalds are concerned with obesity issues as well as the old case of big business coming in and killing off all the mom and pop fish'n'chip shops. The other reason is that Tecoma is in the hills and apparently there shouldn't be a McDonalds in the hills.
Another argument, and I think this is probably the protesters strongest argument, is that they shouldn't build a McDonalds in the proposed location because it's directly across the road from the Tecoma Primary School.
Anyway, despite the fact that there's been so much uproar about the McDonalds it seems to have been given the go-ahead and I'm sure it will get plenty of business from the peoplee protesting it.
In a final attempt to prevent this, many anti-Mcdonalds protesters co-ordinated together using this Facebook group and created an elaborate community garden on the ground where the McDonalds is to be built. It's kind of similar to all the Occupy stuff.
I went to the protest and took the Large Fries piece along with me.
All that protesting made me really hungry, so I left Tecoma and drove five minutes up the road to the Ferntree Gully McDonalds.