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Silage Globes reference an iconic image of rural farming New Zealand – the silage heap covered and weighed down by used tires (recycled commodities from the great journey of national and global commerce). More specifically, Silage Globes condenses the silage icon with the snow globe (refer to support image), juxtaposing the industrial-agricultural scenario with an object of entertainment. This work denatures the silage heap by repositioning it within a gallery space; it also emphases the latent erotic form of the breast or udder (another mainstay of rural New Zealand) over the decomposing stench of fermenting grass. Above all, it abstracts from the farm based silage process the motif of transformation (the fermenting / transforming process / work undertaken beneath the covers), associating it explicitly with play.