(printed by Sunshine Editions)
Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
I’m always on the lookout for relevant words and sayings to add to my collection, with the possibility of them one day being the basis of an artwork. Some words tend to become more urgent at certain times. ‘Responsibility’ made its presence felt in a major way during the Covid-19 pandemic last year. I couldn’t avoid it. As many political leaders ducked and weaved around who was responsible for various decisions, it also made me reflect on my own responsibilities. I am generally always frustrated by people’s lack of responsibility—it’s mostly a situation of denial rather than accepting. This continues to be a problem.