Roger Imms

On the Edge of the Deep, 2015

mixed media on paper & framed with museum glass

91 x 121

From the artist

As a sailor there is no more terrifying sight that an unforgiving sea-cliff (like this one modelled on Tasman Peninsular, a place I regularly sail past), battered by a southerly gale at the dead of night. After receiving a double lung transplant exactly two years ago, I faced an uncertain future with the onset of chronic rejection. This work represents being poised on the edge of blackness that I don’t want to face, but over which I have no control.

Artist background

Lives and works in Tasmania. Finalist in Hutchins Art Prize 2011 & National Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne 2007. Winner of People's Choice Awards, Tasmania Art Society Annual Exhibition 2014 & 2010.