Child Wearing a Dr Who Monster T Shirt
107 x 122 cms 2007
The back lanes of Melbourne are a feast of graffiti and ripped posters and I had enormous fun planning and painting this but, of course, there were compromises. I had already found the wrestlers images and really wanted to use those but....this is what it would have looked like. Too many wrong 'messages'. I had thought (in the midst of the last election) that J Howard would have remained demonic forever - fortunately I had to fade him away for the composition to work.
The last vampire child was quite close to the original but this painting needed more structure - hence the trident and the dropped arm + rubber bat.
Those familiar with Dr Who will have seen the monster.
The screaming man is DJ Hyper.