'Space to Fill'
ink and wax on paper and board
50cm x 50cm
This work was recently shortlisted for the Brisbane Art Prize.
It’s all about the tree really, a massive thirty metre high Marri eucalypt. Where I live in I am surrounded by stunning wilderness and tall forests. And I mean tall trees - which constantly compete for space and light.
In contrast, trees without competition found in open paddocks have the space to fill and room to spread. They stand solitary and strong, sculptured only by the physical elements. Using black ink with wax layers helps create this atmosphere, illusion of movement in the canopy, a curiosity about its narrative.