Drain fabricates pretty much all of his artworks in the studio, clearing out floorspace on an as-needed basis. “This is ground zero,” he says. But because nothing was being made the day we visited besides the restaurant screen, it was busy hosting more random scraps, like this white piece of chain that broke off an old sculpture as it was being transported to Art Basel Switzerland in 2005. “I kept it as a reminder that everything worked out in the end,” he says, before adding: “I wish there was an ‘Australia’ font like the one on that tee.”
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Drain fabricates pretty much all of his artworks in the studio, clearing out floorspace on an as-needed basis. “This is ground zero,” he says. But because nothing was being made the day we visited besides the restaurant screen, it was busy hosting more random scraps, like this white piece of chain that broke off an old sculpture as it was being transported to Art Basel Switzerland in 2005. “I kept it as a reminder that everything worked out in the end,” he says, before adding: “I wish there was an ‘Australia’ font like the one on that tee.”