23rd Key


Since the plebiscite vote on marriage rights in Australia, I've had this idea stuck in my craw where I wanted to re-imagine certain objects, things or events that I've struggled with or found problematic. Over the past 12 months especially, we've seen a lot of these issues re-emerging around public monuments, which have stood the test of time for all the wrong reasons and bare some consideration for re-evaluation and updating. This work came about from that stream of inspiration; of how I'd like to imagine the world and the plethora of things that would be more worthwhile celebrating, and this was just one of those things.
GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION: A body-wand vibrator placed atop the plinth of the well known, classic statue of David in place of where David would usually be. A green foreground and sky blue background, adding to the "re-imagined" sense of not existing within reality or lacking realism.
5 layer stencil, aerosol and acrylic paint on archival cotton rag, 310gsm, framed.
59 x 40cm
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Meet the artist
23rd Key
Jess began her foray into art in 2005, first exhibiting her work in 2008, and has spent most of her time toiling over a table ever since. Under the pseudonym 23rd Key, she creates photo-realistic stencils, taking no shortcuts and cutting everything by hand. With a background in Printmaking, Graphic Design, Audio Engineering and Architecture, she brings the knowledge from each of these into her unmistakable photo-realistic style.
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