oil on canvas, carbon black, burnt umber, raw umber and indigo in coal black frame
50 x 60 CM
On May 10th 2018 a severe storm hit Tasmania and we are still cleaning up after it. This painting of a lightning strike on the East Coast during the storm is a dark marker of imported European agricultural methods, including our addiction to fossil fuels and their contribution to global warming and climate change. This work associates these colonialist farming practices with a traditional landscape painting that perpetuates power-relations through representing land as owned, divided, cleared and conquered.
Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting extensively since 1996 including solos shows in Sydney 2011, Melbourne 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 & 2011; Canberra 2002 & 2004; Adelaide 2001; Hobart 2006 & 2009; and San Francisco 1996 & 1998; and a commission at Art Gallery of NSW. Group shows include The Skullbone Experiment, QVMAG Launceston & COFA, NSW & 146 ArtSpace, Hobart 2014. Winner of Conrad Jupiters Art Prize 2000.
Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.