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Monday By MEKONG 

20 x 15cm

Black Timber Frame 

MEKONG, the face with an upside-down banana for a mouth has become a tag for Sydney artist James Ettelson - an alter ego who’s energy flows through a number of different mediums. 

‘I first created him on a ceramic plate years ago to communicate an absurd experience. The face I later named MEKONG, has since floated free from the ceramic and onto many different materials and works. You could say he’s living in a kind of wonderland, appearing and disappearing at will, taking part in only those things that are of interest.’ 

His collaboration with The Visual Arts Club, marks MEKONG’s move into metals. Each piece carved onto copper, furthers the strength of narrative - of making magic from the raw materials of existence.


Tapping into the intuitive channel between head and hand, MEKONG invites one into a space where dreams and reality remain porous, where friends both real and imagined come together to tell their stories.