Growing up in the 80's and early 90's, American pop culture played a big and exciting part of day to day life.
American music, movies and comedy were a staple diet for many adolescent teens development (and still are).
The introduction of the internet meant we were no longer following two year old trends and you had access to the world.
The epiphany happened in 2000 on a tram while watching a group of young Aussies in US apparel, USA proudly branded across their chests. Why were we (myself included) so willing to be branded with another countries patriotism but not our own?
While the questioning koala and well worn tshirt are a simple representation of the change in climate I believe we as a nation have taken to appreciating our own identity, it's also a metaphor for other underlying political issues we have begun to question in the last decade.
Travis grew up in country Victoria where rocking roofs, pointing at strangers and getting kicked out of the pool for bombing were common place. It was during this time he developed an unhealthy appetite for skateboarding, graffiti and clothing design which at the time didn't seem financially viable by the constabulary.
After acquiring a degree and working in the design industry, Travis was introduced to the whimsical world of commuting and public transport. With extra time to kill he soon gave in to the call of the wild and began sketching frantically in journals in between eavesdropping on random commuter ignorance.
Over the past 10 years Travis has created commissioned works for numerous clothing labels and design agencies and those early influences can be still seen intertwined through his ever expanding folio of work.