Ivan Stringer

Mars, Mount Owen and the Last Rays of the Sun, 2004

oil on red woollen cloth

72 x 172cm

From the artist

On August 27, 2003, the planet Mars was closer to the Earth than is has been in 60,000 years. I watched it rise over Mt Owen. For a brief moment it was as if the Earth stopped to pay homage.

Artist background

Born Queenstown 1976. Exhibiting since late 1990s including group show at Carnegie 2002 & QVMAG 2003.