Don’t be a grass

Ray Monday

original art

23 carat gold gilded glass painting


Hand framed in: White

Dimensions: 380mm x 650mm (framed)

Signed and Numbered COA

From Working Class Series 01


This detailed glass art celebrates social housing, the architectural qualities and golden quality of many working class communities. This artwork was part of Ray Monday’s exhibition WORKING CLASS 01 and is a single original .

The image of a housing estate is painted on glass with 23 carat gold leaf window frames. The gold has been scratched and tampered with to manipulate the surface and create a patina. This technique was used to mimic the aesthetic of old worn down metal on such buildings and to highlight deeper social division and erosion. The painting has several mounds of grass often found around social housing but is named ‘don’t be a grass’ to remind people the pressure and importance of keeping your mouth shut in certain situations whilst living in some housing estates where life can be as beautiful as it can be hard.





$1,650.00 inc.GST