"Historical records indicate that Aborigines shared their resources with the Colonials upon first settlement. However, over time, the Colonials didn't share their resources with the Aborigines. The Aborigines started pilfering the Colonials supplies and this eventually lead to the Aborigines being banned from the city.
To represent the importance of sharing, plus other environmental issues where humans struggle to share space with the natives, I chose to create a work based on the form of a group of kangaroos relaxing in the city.
They are comfortable and taking advantage of the facilities. One 'Roo' is reclining on a park bench, while another waits patiently for beside a drinking fountain.
The arrangement of the Roos makes for many ideal photo opportunities of sharing space with natives." (from www.trotter.com.au/trotter/City_Roos.html)
"The Pelicans reference the time when our waterways were healthy. The element of recycling in my work is important to me and helps promote the concept of creative solutions to future generations". Year 1994.
I like to create new forms that look like they existed in a fictitious reality from either past or present, both living or dead.
This is achieved through exploring materials both natural and man-made, then matching their apparent weathered condition and their ability to connect.
I perceive the found objects I use as very special. They still have great form, patina, life and energy.
Inherent connections can also be made between unrelated shapes I use. References to 'form follows function' are sometimes observed." (From www.trotter.com.au/trotter/artist_statement.html).