Oz Games - Under the spell of the tall poppies, 1998-03
light jet print from Polaroid original
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 15 + AP

This work, made to coincide with the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, provokes audiences to question the way in which Australian society treats successful people. The expression 'tall poppy syndrome' refers to the apparent tendency in Australian to disparage and discredit those who have made notable achievements. Deacon's image is a comical reminder of the ongoing Australian 'national identity crisis'.

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