Robyn McKinnon

Before the Wind, 2010

acrylic on canvas

140 x 170cm

From the artist

The power of nature is as subversive as it is static, revelling in illusionary dichotomies, mocking what we see and what we know.
Laden with blossom before the wind, stripped bare after. To reveal an orchard, not what I thought to be on one very large old blossom tree. Nature has a way of letting you laugh at yourself.

Artist background

Born Brisbane 1953. Lives in Launceston. Exhibiting since 1970s primarily in Tasmania including Theatre of the Worlds, MONA 2012. Third in Waterhouse Naturalist Prize 2009. Finalist in Waterhouse 2013, 2008, Blake 2008, and Glover 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011 2012, 2014. Work held in TMAG, QVMAG, Art Gallery of South Australia, Holmes a Court, Artbank, Taipei Museum of Fine Art collections.