If you ever wondered what all those lavishly illustrated fruit and vegetable cartons would look like en masse, here’s your answer! Sean Rafferty’s installation at Craft Victoria depicts the Australian landscape as a bright collection of product, in all its kitsch-tastic splendour. Think a painterly approach to cardboard assemblage, and you’re getting it…Lush pastoral imagery, 16th century, Et in Arcadia Ego, etc. I love the contrast the artist is revealing between the optimistic frou-frou of packaging and the often grim reality of agricultural practice. Memento mori disguised as a theatre set for Carmen Miranda? Food for thought indeed…Click on the Craft Victoria link above to see the whole piece.
Do check this out – from March 7 – April 2 in the enCOUNTER space (overlooking Flinders Lane), as part of the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.