Social lubrication

Over a two-year period I collected over thirty discarded plastic bottles that had been refashioned into bongs. Found in parks, playgrounds, public forests and other places in Australia, each one has a hole punctured into it into which a short hose has been inserted. While a resourceful act of repurposing rubbish, the bottles have an air of masculinity as 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
Inkjet pigment print
50 x 75 cm


Vivid, National Photographic Festival, Canberra, 2008
Libidinal Cement, Loose Projects, Sydney, 2008