Phillipa Hirst

The Doughboys, 2006

acrylic

60 x 66cm

From the artist

This picture is of an area in the extreme North West of Tasmania. It faces towards South America, with nothing but sea in between. It is said to have the cleanest air in the world, and there certainly is plenty of it, as the wind constantly blows and whips up big seas. It is also supposed to be the exact spot where a number of Aborigines were killed many years ago.

Artist background

Lives and works in Tasmania.