Big Rooster

 

 1992,   140 x 122 cms


Big Rooster was originally conceived as a dramatic interaction between aboriginal and tourist culture taking place in the main tourist drag of town. Edward Neal, holding the chicken, wryly suggested the eventual location to Big Rooster on the Stuart Highway, now supplanted by Red Rooster. The massive caricatured logo proved a challenge to synchronise with the pictorial order, hence the storm of metallic blues to incorporate the Rooster's presiding gestures.