2008 Self Automatic

‘Self Automatic’ was created at the Moya Dyring AGNSW studio during a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. During this residency, Waddell was working towards the exhibition ‘Self Automatic‘, a large wall installation of ink drawings. Returning to his studio late one night, Waddell was ambushed by two men who were trying to steal his wallet. He escaped without injury but was left in a state of shock. Turning the mirror on himself, he created a large portfolio of ink drawings, reflecting the feelings and emotions in the aftermath of the attempted mugging.