Andrew Browne

Apparition (Central Highlands), 2011

oil on linen

186 x 140cm

From the artist

Travelling through the Tasmanian Central Highlands I was struck by the phenomenon of a series of bleached, seemingly petrified skeletons of trees that emerged out of the rocky landscape. They suggested apparitions, ghostly sentinels with both arresting formal values and a curious metaphoric presence through their anthropomorphic, even surreal character.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1960 where he lives. Exhibiting since early 1980s primarily in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Finalist in the Wynne 2001 & 2002. Represented in many national and regional public and private art collections.