Diane Allison

Opium Drift, 2014

empty pill capsules on acrylic

80 x 115

From the artist

Poppies are intrinsically linked to remembering. But in their role in the production of opiates they are also an agent for altering our inner landscape. Empty pill capsules have been used to produce a pixelated Tasmanian landscape, based in reality but other-worldly in nature. The pill capsule is used here as a symbol of both the physical and the metaphysical, the real and the imagined.

Artist background

Born Hobart 1966. Has exhibited jewellery and other artwork since 1998, including Design Island at TMAG Hobart and Object Sydney, 2004, New Jewellery from Tasmania touring to Singapore, Craft Victoria and Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart 2007; Fracture, TMAG. Finalist in Tidal 2014, Glover Prize 2014. Work held in TMAG and City of Clarence collections.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart.