Mandy Hunniford

The Red Tree 2, 2009

oil on linen

120 x 120cm

From the artist

In 1996 Landcare painted a tree on the Midlands Highway red to symbolise the serious plight of Tasmania's rural tree decline and the wide spread erosion of the area. That same year some read this tree as heresy and burnt it to the ground. On the site is now the word TREE made from pine and also painted red.

Artist background

Born Queenstown in 1962. Live and works in Karoola, Tasmania. Exhibiting since Tasmania since early 1990s.Finalist in Glover Prize 2009, 2008 & 2005; Island Art Prize 2001 & 2003. Represented in QVMAG and Devonport Regional Gallery collections.