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Keyboards - ever seen them like this?
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Keyboards - 2008
Some time ago I was in an charity shop when I saw a couple of keyboards for sale. One thing led to another and before I knew it I had boxes and boxes of them. I created a few works, experimented with painting them, and sold three to Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery for an exhibition called Art Quirks. This exhibition toured schools in south-east Queensland after it had hung in the art gallery. 
Urban Bush (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint, on board. 56x92cms
Field (detail) (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint, on board. 30x30cms SOLD
The universal question (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint, on board. 36x24cms SOLD
Search 15A (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint, on board. 30x30cms SOLD
Getting better   (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint on board. 30x56cms
In the darkest of landscapes there is always a spark of hope  (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint, on board. 20x28cms SOLD
As an artist ...   (2008) Keyboard keys, acrylic paint on canvas. 30x30cms
Me viewing my works hung in the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Most of the work I've done with keyboards are representations of landscapes. Painting the keys is an act of covering up anotherwise plain, useLESS and colourless object. It is then rendered useFULL in the composition of a landscape image bearing connections to the plastic underground landfill used in the creation of some of our artificial landscapes.