Gargalesis (The Heavy Tickle).
An ongoing series of hand-pulled silkscreen prints disassembled and reassembled into three dimensional forms evoking the spontaneity and joy of the hard tickle.
After the sudden death of one of my oldest friends, a while later I wanted to acknowledge my grief and remember the joy of having him as part of my life for so long. The music, the dancing, the laughter and the little ball of furious love I hold tight.
The chaos and playfulness of friendship is underpinned by shadows cast that change, grow and retreat through day to the night. Artificial light can enhance them, fix them at a certain point or bleach them out entirely but they will always remain, potentially let loose by a shaft of sunlight, never wholly controllable.
Shown with Curatorial&Co
Currrently on display in the Qantas Melbourne Business class lounge.