I collected over thirty discarded plastic bottles that had been refashioned into bongs. They were found in parks, playgrounds, forests and other places in Australia. Each one was punctured and had a short hose inserted in it. This act of resourcefulness endowed each bottle with an air of masculinity. In this image they stand to attention, their physiques and appendages ready for inspection. They stand motionless, too stoned to speak, like a politician unable to make a reasonable decision.
Social lubrication, 2008 is a pigment print, 50 x 75 cm. It was exhibited at Vivid, National Photographic Festival, Canberra in 2008 and at Libidinal Cement, Loose Projects, Sydney in 2008.