enamel, oil, glitter and acrylic
150 x 150
"""Metamorphique: Frenchman’s Cap, Vera and Tahune.""
Fluid paint morphs and marbles, folding inside out from macro to micro… as above, so below. I deploy paint to mimic the topography of Frenchman’s Cap, a Jurassic beacon of sparkling white quartzite gouged by glacial lakes in the heart of the West Coast. I manipulate the medium to embody metamorphic processes: geological flows and ice floes. Paint’s sinew becomes Huon, King Billy and Fagus. Painted in honour of my Great Grandfather John Ernest Philp (bushman, explorer and sailor 1869-1937). John Ernest cut the first track to Frenchman’s cap in 1910. He named Lake Vera as a love letter to his wife and Lake Tahune after his pen name."
Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting extensively since 1996 including solos shows in Sydney 2011, Melbourne 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 & 2011; Canberra 2002 & 2004; Adelaide 2001; Hobart 2006 & 2009; and San Francisco 1996 & 1998; and a commission at Art Gallery of NSW. Group shows include The Skullbone Experiment, QVMAG Launceston & COFA, NSW & 146 ArtSpace, Hobart 2014. Winner of Conrad Jupiters Art Prize 2000.
Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.