And Themis Moved Across The Land .

2019   86 x 120 cm

In much of the so-called New World, the status of colonial conquest marker has been debated. In some cases statues have been removed, even destroyed or relocated in less offensive places. With these debates receiving an airing each Australia Day(January 26)


Inspired by a couple of etchings by Goya from his Disasters of War folio, and ongoing debate about the place of Colonizer’s monuments, I figured Ronnie Webb and Gerald Rice about to heave the statue of Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice into the pit along with John MacDouall Stuart ( a particularly contentious Alice Springs piece), Robert O’Hara Burke & Arthur Phillip. James Cook is about to join the procession on the ridge overlooking Alice Springs nestling in the Larapinta Valley.