Canberra glass goes radioactive…

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Who would have thought, with such a plethora of “superior” glass around the traps, that so much interest should be engendered by Megsie’s uranium poo! Well we understand it, of course, because we have a natural scatological bent and a whimsical – nay, downright capricious – outlook on life. But we never really expect other people to share, or even ‘get’, our somewhat perverse and wayward perspective (though we’re always quite tickled when they do.)

So for those of you who want to know, Megan (Megsie) Bottari’s НАСЛЕДИЕ ГОВАРДА (Howard’s Legacy) 2007 is cast from Gaffer uranium glass, which glows (ominously, in the case of the faeces) under UV light. The work addresses the perfidious contract, signed by Howard and Putin at the Sydney APEC summit late last year, permitting the sale of our uranium to the Ruskies  – thus dooming us all to a future of radioactive excrement. (And let’s not even think about the attendant government agency monitoring…)

Jesus wept! – how short is our faffing memory? It wasn’t that long ago that the high moral ground of the anti-nuclear policy was so hard fought for. It’s a travesty, we tells ya!

See previous Craft ACT Gather post…