ONE x ONE x ONE
>Left: “Requiem.” Right: detail. Acrylic and mixed media on wood, 2011
Gird your loins, ladies and gentlemen, for it’s time to announce the next in a long line of exciting events: ONE x ONE x ONE. Presented by Three Sixty Project, ONE x ONE x ONE is a philanthropic traveling art exhibition developed with the aim of benefitting underdeveloped youth communities the world over. To that end, 55 unique skateboard decks will tour the east coast of Australia, making stops in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Proceeds from the sale of these decks will help fund various area-specific youth community projects.
Falling under the category of ‘local artists,’ the deck I made will be part of the Melbourne specific exhibition held at No Vacancy Gallery on Tuesday, 18 October.
The artwork for this deck was created as a companion piece to “Reckoning,” which had been on display at Thousand Pound Bend from 21-26 September as part of Just Another Group Show. The pieces represent the different processes by which we handle our sources of angst and discomfort; there is resistance, and there is acceptance. This piece is about letting go the slippery beast of suffering and allowing oneself to accept their reality.