I think Sydney Phillips Hardin has hit on something great with her series of portraits of iconic women (Sarah Palin, the Madonna and Child, Botticelli’s Venus on a half-shell) painted as blow-up dolls, certainly with regard to her aim to ‘retaliate’ against media packaging of female sexuality. She also has the best URL on the web.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.