Amanda Davies

100 Kilometres of Tasmanian Landscape, 2010

oil on linen

122 x 152cm

From the artist

As a passenger in a car I held my left arm in from of me to block my right visual field forcing me to look directly at the landscape to the left of the road. With my right hand I frantically tried to record what I saw, sheet after sheet paper drawing the shifting sense of rhythms of the Arthur Highway as I daily travelled an hour and a half to work and then back home. This painting depicts layers of my experience over time as I travelled through the same landscape in opposite directions.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1968. Live and works from Premaydena, Tasmania. Exhibiting since late 1990s. Finalist in Portia Geach Award 2009; City of Hobart Art Prize 2005; Conrad Jupiter Art Prize 2003. Recipient of Rosamund McCulloch Paris Studio 2007 & Shotgun Professional Development Program 2011.