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Mixed media on paper 940 x 660mm The stage is set and the curtains are drawn…The theme of death and the erosion of the physical environment challenges us to think of time, yet ‘permanence is but a word of degree’ (Emerson). The recurring theme of the colonial Queen speaks of my own coming to terms of indoctrination into a Commonwealth nation. The painting visits the duality of ‘civilised versus primitive’, and draws into question the desire for luxury over necessity. The idea that we are try