‘My inspiration for the White wash series comes from the Chinese government’s attempt to control the use of public space. Throughout Beijing unauthorised postings, largely of a commercial nature, are painted over with white and grey brush marks. In Brisbane, the practice exists to cover graffiti. In both instances, there is the suppression of an individual voice by a dominant collective. These white brush strokes are the perfect allegory for hegemony.’
Pamela See has studied contemporary Chinese paper-cutting in regional centres across China. She has exhibited internationally and is represented in numerous collections.
Image: White Wash NO.3 2010, waterjet cut stainless steel. 130 x 108 x 2cm. Photograph – Christopher Lay. image courtesy Andrew Baker Fine Art, Queensland.