Clifford How

We Are Here, 2016

oil and wax on linen

152 x 167cm

From the artist

Whilst traversing the Central Plateau I noticed an unusual anomaly, an imposing pile of decaying steel. Later research indicated it was the remains of the Hydro construction of the Liawenee canal and the damming of Lake Augusta mid-last century. Do we accept such man-made trash as part of the landscape, something sculpted by the elements? Or do we want to do something about it? It was as if the environment was working hard to reduce it to a skeleton of admiration.

Artist background

Born Launceston, Tasmania in 1974. Exhibiting since 2009 primariy in Tasmania. Finalist in St George Art Award, Paddington Art Prize and Hornsby Art Prize (judges' commendation) 2016.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Evandale & Hobart.