I might list my name as the artist to Spinifex. But a large piece like this doesn't happen without the help of so many people. This is visual artists version of the Thankyou credits that scroll out at the end of the film.
John Pepper: The genius who pulled this piece together, with his welding and engineering skills.
Alan Morgan: For being a all round help. From digging holes to cutting up strips right through to continually reminding me that the project was still not complete, right up until the night before.
Nathan Nisbet: Thanks for Digging holes
Don: Another sterling hole digger
Saju Abraham: Cheers for spending many hours drafting the plans for the engineering of the piece. And thanks for turning up for a surprise visit from Samoa, it was great sharing the celebration of finally having Spinifex up on the beach.
Jason Goddard: Thanks for making me add so much more steel to the piece to make it structurally sound. But seriously cheers for signing off on the engineering certificate for the piece.
Gabe: Thanks for the many phone calls and brick strap pick ups around Perth
Karli: Thanks for the Strap pick ups.
Nathan Setzinger: Cheers for collecting the straps from Balcatta High Schools paving project.
Shirley Pepper: Thanks for letting me convert your house into a temporary Artist Studio and for all the meals you feed the frustrated artist.
Lisa Fay: Thanks for the honest feedback on Sculpture by the Sea Application. Your critical judgement probably helped me get in.
Michelle Sullivan: Thanks for picking up straps even if we did have to do a midnight drop to get rid of them, because they were steel.
Michael Pepper: Cheers for letting me loan so many tools and trailers from around your place.
Steven Morgan: Thanks for the copper pipe
Newy: The good old Bunnings employ who picked up all the Gem transparent green straps.
Wilma Van Boxtel: Thanks for the mentoring my design project. Sorry I went so off track on the Sculpture by the sea piece.
Fiona Pepper: Thanks for spending an arduous day cutting up strips, you felt the pain as blisters popped up all over your hands.
Zoe Pepper: Great Sangas on install day.
For anyone I have forgotten, Thankyou!