This painting depicts an amalgamation of experiences underground in Tasmania in an abandoned mine shaft outside Queenstown and the caves at Mole Creek. These are claustrophobic spaces, which have little or no sunlight. The painting hovers between pictorial realities – the flow of the physical world, which is a communion between gravity, the breaking down and building up of substances, dripping mineral rich water and environmental factors such as fog, mud, water, wind, smoke and fire.

Josh Foley


Oil & acrylic on linen