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Another Day – South Arm

Stephen Lees
Oil on linen • 152 × 180 cm

The painting submitted depicts Goat Bluff in Storm Bay, east of Hobart. It is an area I have worked in extensively over the last ten years and reside in. My attraction to this peninsula is its chalky, fossil laden cliffs; the tone of dry bone and an arid vegetation often only made by its shadow. And then there is the sea. The high vantage points also suit my central format concern of attempting to stretch nineteenth-century surfaces over a basically modern armature – without it tearing.