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Hampton Wick

Hampton Wick (Cockney slang for ‘prick’) is a complex organ. The head is made out of an old crochet tablecloth replete with stains, the shaft a pre-loved crochet babies blanket, and the testicle sacs from an assortment of unravelled/recycled crochet blankets. The testicles are made from two enormous pom poms, located at an op-shop in Newtown, Sydney. Mr. Wick is also engorged with approximately 70 pom poms, reminiscent of that potential life creating force, semen. Hampton Wick has that wonderful dirty white, lacy bogan quality, suggestive of the sometimes dirty deed of creation, and was made dirt cheap, done at the low cost of $25.

Hampton Wick
in Done Dirt Cheap
NEUT Gallery 2 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington, 9 -18 July 2004
Curator: Angela Meyer


Hampton Wick
in Done Dirt Cheap
NEUT Gallery 2 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington, 9 -18 July 2004
Curator: Angela Meyer


Hampton Wick
detail (head)
in Done Dirt Cheap
NEUT Gallery 2 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington, 9 -18 July 2004
Curator: Angela Meyer


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