Hiking in the Tasmanian wilderness is one of my favourite past-times, and I’m particularly interested in how the mind records the experience of being immersed in such an environment. I don’t often remember a landscape in its totality, or in a single image; often it is fragments of the experience that remain – the vegetation, the weather, the colour of the rocks, the feeling of the duckboard beneath my feet, the view from the top of a climb. By isolating parts of a landscape on the canvas I create a mental map, or a collection of memories. This painting collects memories of walking the Organ Pipe Track on kunanyi.
Oil, charcoal and graphite pencil on canvas