Alex Davern

My Fantasy Book Collection: Twelve overcast days, 2018

acrylic, ink and pencil on paper, framed

145 x 110 CM

From the artist

"This Fantasy Book Collection floats upon twelve overcast skyscapes. Prior to European settlement, Tasmanians developed an intimate knowledge of their landscape, despite no known documentation through conventional mapping. The sky gave meaning to the land. It's patterns could be read for the purpose of predictions and stories. European history imposed itself on this culture and in doing so, stripped these layers of knowledge aside. This work is a meditation on the stories that have been formed and lost over the past four-hundred years.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart."

Artist background