True Blue

Rachet straps are strong and robust, industrially sewn to secure their prized cargo, while being vulnerable, susceptible to the harsh elements.  Embedded with red dirt and grease, worn down exposing their histories. My aim is to monumentalise these straps, retire them from their duties, to recognise their efforts. The work highlights the vitality I see in them, rendering visible the mechanisms of trade which define the country’s economy. True Blue mimics the essence of what it is to be truly Australian.

 True Blue  2018  used rachet tie downs bought from Bunbury, Albany, Whyalla, Freeling, Alice Springs, Mount Gambier, Millicent, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane  photographer Tim Gresham

True Blue

2018

used rachet tie downs bought from Bunbury, Albany, Whyalla, Freeling, Alice Springs, Mount Gambier, Millicent, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

photographer Tim Gresham

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