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Merc and myrmidons | by Stephen Gard
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Merc and myrmidons

'Carcutter'. Sculpture by DILLON MACEWAN. Bike parts, Mercedes and steel.

 

Everything we now value will one day be picked clean!!

 

'Dillon has created a number of large mechanical and fire based sculptural installations at various festivals and events including; Edinburgh’s hogmanay and fringe festivals, Glastonbury Festival, Robodock industrial arts festival and Northlands festival. Dillon has set up and ran two large collective arts spaces in Sydney – MEKanarky studios (2001 – 2007) and currently Salmagundi Studios. His art Installations for festivals and events include Big Day Out, Peats Ridge Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival The Great Escape Festival and Sculpture by the Sea.'

 

Photographer's comment: I captured this merely as a striking image, with an element of humour. I hadn't considered it as a statement about recycling; but I have since noted how quickly almost everything I put out at the kerb during clean-up week has been scavenged before the municipal truck comes to take it away: metal, of course, and small electrical appliances which can have their motor refurbished... but now timber, even partly decayed, is disappearing. Fastest to go are old lounge-suites. Maybe giant moths devour them.

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Taken on May 13, 2012