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James Dodd

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James Dodd
Sunset dreaming 2008
Courtesy: The artist and Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

James Dodd

This sculpture is James Dodd’s exaggerated recreation of a Darwin bus shelter adorned by the council with paintings of regionally specific flora, fauna and landscapes and ‘tagged’ by the city’s youth. On a recent visit to Darwin, Dodd was surprised by the particular language and execution of graffiti there compared to its homogenous appearance elsewhere in Australia. Much of it is done by Indigenous youths who have developed a particular combination of initials and tags which may reflect their blood name, skin name and graffiti alias simultaneously. Dodd ‘collects’ tagging using a camera which he combines digitally and then projects onto the panels as a guide to paint by.