Ride a cock horse A, 2006
lightjet print from Polaroid original
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 APs

This image takes its title from an English nursery rhyme connected with the English town Banbury, ‘Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross’. A ‘cock horse’ has many vernacular meanings within contemporary society. It can mean a high spirited or uncastrated horse, as well as an assistance horse for moving heavy carriages. Here Deacon draws a parallel between the colonisation of Australia, and the many meanings associated with the term. 

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