lithograph printed with citronella oil and ink with an encaustic citronella cover
20.5cm x 16.5cm
handcoloured lithograph printed with citronella oil and ink with an encaustic citronella cover
13.5cm x 25cm
This mosquito repellent book narrates a rhyme/tale of the sentinel chickens and their role as the first line of defense against mosquito borne arboviruses.
My work explores ‘Zoonoses’ or animal diseases that cross-over to humans. I have long been interested in our relationships with animals, particularly from a conflicted position of both benefitting from their role in medical research and demonising them through their association to disease.
My exhibited books are all mosquito repellent. The encaustic covers are combined with Citronella oil. The lithographic books are printed with combined ink and citronella oil. They were created as a response to Japanese encephalitis, Ross River Fever and Murray Valley Encephalitis. I create rhymes to narrate zoonotic anecdotal stories.They discuss Japanese Encephalitis at Badu Island where pigs, herons and mosquitoes were the zoonotic hosts. Ross@the River explores kangaroos and mosquitoes as hosts to Ross River Fever. The I created the book Murray@the Valley after a visit to rural Victoria to visit sentinel chickens, the chickens, are the first line of defence against mosquito diseases.