acrylic on linen
102 x 122 cm
This is a reinterpretation of John Glover’s Patterdale Landscape with Cattle, 1833, where the large eucalypt central to the original composition is replaced by a rusted roll of sheep wire having similar characteristics. Wire was introduced into the landscape to enable gridlines and ownership of landscape to be defined. Rolls of wire now litter the landscape and remind me of ancient eucalypts now disappeared.
Born 1953, Camperdown Victoria. Lives in Bicheno, Tasmania. Finalist in Comtemporary Prize, Geelong Art Gallery 2002 & 2000 and Lloyd Rees Art Prize Hobart 2015. Collections Artbank, Sdney & Deaking University, Geelong.