Still Life With BBQ And Mower by Neil McClure
Medium: Acrylic on plywood
Dimensions: 40 x 42cm
The passenger airplane is a recurring motif in my work. In this painting the jumbo jet is not the focus of the composition but takes a background seat. The planes are a symbol of capitalism and consumerism, both a target and a weapon, inspiring emotions ranging from dread to joyous aspiration. My paintings are an examination and a critique of our bourgeois Australian existence in the twenty first century. I build all my canvasses by hand using plywood, masonite or MDF board, second hand when I can find it. The paints I use are all old, disgarded house paints, mostly semi gloss water based acrylic.