Late 1994, I was commissioned to do a major Pavement Art piece to mark the
refurbishment of Surfer's Paradise Mall. It rained and it rained and it rained.
After ten days of boredom, I taped a large piece of canvas to wall of my apartment
and painted this. Several other international street performers where in town
and it originally had a TV like frame drawn around it, complete with channel
selector, volume control, etc.. It's development was our major entertainment
during two more weeks of rain. When the weather cleared up I completed my
commissions , made the front page of the paper and brought the canvas home.
Early 1995 bushfires ravaged Sydney, I cut down and mounted the work and painted
in the exhausted matchstick. March 1995 "A Lucky Day in the Life of a Forest"
won the Grand Prize at the Hoechst (Aust.) Altona Art Competition.
Acrylics on canvas, POA.