by Patricia Piccinini (2010)
A sense of unease is evident in The Observer, which presents a young boy, perched precariously atop an unbalanced stack of mass-produced chairs. The boy looks down on us, perhaps just watching or more likely judging us according to his own criteria. We cannot help but worry about the dubious stability of the edifice on top of which he has been placed, as it seems ready to collapse at any moment. The implications of this as a metaphor for the world we are building for our own children are clear.