HOME – Beccy McCray

Beccy McCray explores playful, socially engaged art and design using an interdisciplinary approach that includes installation, participation, print, paint or whatever media necessary to create human moments and imaginative acts of resistance. Seeking to break down boundaries between art, activism and everyday life, Beccy ultimately aims to spread joy and inspire positive change at grass roots level, creating a positive vision of a more sustainable and socially just future.

These psychedelic, man-sized termite mounds explore what we mean by ‘home’ and are a celebration of the elderly. Like humans and our man-made homes, termites live in societies too, and the termites’ mounds also usually outlive the original colonies. Often other colonies occupy a mound after the death of the original builders. And so the ever-evolving cycle continues.

Far from a bleak interpretation of what it means to be ‘old’, ‘Home’ is a joyful celebration of the elderly as mythical beings, magical treasure troves of colourful stories and countless birthdays.

Taken into the context of the natural world, these alien totems remind us of mystical fungus or cacti, flowing lava and stalagmites, alive and hinting at other worlds. Is it the end of the party – or is it just the beginning?

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