Rosie Deacon (b. 1985) is a Sydney-based artist whose work engages with the spectacle of obsession and realms of the absurd. Working across sculpture and installation, Deacon’s practice illustrates the various spectrums and extremities of creativity and obsession, highlighting and exaggerating the natural symbioses that exist between humans and animals. Her work references the incorporation of native flora and fauna into promotional paraphernalia and festival imagery through the 1970s, 80s and beyond, celebrating Australiana kitsch. Using ‘everyday junk’ and easily accessible materials, Deacon creates pieces that blur the lines between contemporary art, craft and jewellery practise.The resulting works and objects playfully encourage viewers to step outside their daily reality into a space of play.