Lisa Falk

The Transit of Venus , 2008

coloured pencil on cotton rag

43.5 x 78cm

From the artist

I was climbing Mt Amos on the actual Transit of Venus in 2004. In 2007 the experience lured me to depiction – to draw out its essence. As a personal act of creation, this drawing consolidated and confirmed revelations that emerged both during and after the Transit. And my own father passed way whilst I drew out its spirit.

Artist background

Born 1960. Moved from King Island to the Tasmanian mainland in 1991. Lives in Huonville, Tasmania. Exhibiting since late 1980s. Winner Glover Prize People's Choice 2011, 2008 & 2006.