The Donna Summer version of MacArthur Park,
(After - Natives on the Ouse River, Van Diemen's Land, John Glover)
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
122cm x 168cm
This painting examines ideas relating to arcadia and nostalgia through the transformation of the well known painting by John Glover ‘After Natives on the Ouse River, Van Diemen's Land’. With titles that reference popular 70s music lyrics, postdigital strategies are used as a metaphor for the destruction of the Australian landscape due to our carelessness and greed. Things will never be the same again. Already the memories I have of the landscape I grew up in are turning into an arcadian myth.