Philip Wolfhagen

Preparation for Fourth Exaltation, 2012

oil & beeswax on linen

120 x 129cm

From the artist

A 'good sky', to my eye, is a very rare thing. I read the sky for signs everyday – mostly I glean only meteorological information. Will it rain? Will the light be bad in the studio today? But occasionally the clouds align in a way that seems to suggest other meanings or connections and these 'cloud readings' are the ones that excite me.

Artist background

Born in Tasmania 1963. Lives and works at Longford. Exhibiting throughout Australia since 1988. Winner of the Wynne Prize 2007. Represented in most major state and national public gallery collections.