Dye transfer on acoustic felt tile, 80 x 60cm x 7mm
Limited edition of 50 prints, 2019. Ships in a box.
Australia’s paddle ball craze of the Seventies saw milk bars flogging endless Dingbat and Skyball paddles sponsored by youth-hungry brands like Coke, Fanta and Streets ice cream. School playgrounds ran amok with the sound of bouncing rubber balls, interrupted only by the crack of colliding hard balls from the simultaneous Clackers craze. Improbably, schools organised brand-sponsored demonstrations of paddle ball tricks by grown men in suits who claimed to be paddle ball champions, one of whom can be seen gracing the packaging for the “Stress Addled Paddle”, albeit with my face substituted for his.
HOW I FELT is a series of 200 prints, each in a limited edition of 50.
All are hand-printed in Sydney using dye transfer on acoustic felt tiles.
I sign and number each print.
I love these felt tiles because they look and feel beautiful. As a bonus, they’re designed to absorb sound and improve a room’s acoustics.
L-pins ($10 for 4) or a hanging brace ($30) are a great way to hang my unframed prints on plaster or wooden walls. I recommend a wooden frame for brick or concrete walls. My frames are custom-built in Sydney using solid timber with natural grain. Each frame is $149. Please note that I do NOT include glass because the felt looks better naked. I can provide acrylic (not glass) and a sealed backing for $50 if the work will be hung in a moist environment like a beach house. Click here to add acrylic to your framed order.
I enjoy special requests, be it for a certain product or theme, or work at a specific size. I also work with interior designers to create feature walls that visually and acoustically enhance a room.