Now that the Glover Prize has officially opened I can share my work that was selected as a finalist.
Deceiving View is an etching on hot pink rayon velvet that shimmers silvery pink from one angle and glows hot pink from another. It is bordered by cream silk satin embroidered and beaded with Tasmanian blue gum blossoms.
A picturesque view of the Tasmanian wilderness is subverted and distorted. Iconic Cradle Mountain re-imagined as a snow capped peak more at home in the European Alps. The etching on velvet appears as a shimmery baby pink from one angle only to blow out into lurid neon as you move past the work. This colourshift causes the detail of the land to appear and disappear as your eyes are overwhelmed by a colour more at home in horror film than a needlepoint. Beaded Tasmanian blue gum blossoms frame the work, catching the light and viewers eye at the same time as they pull and distort the fabric underneath. These shifting views reflect the history of Australian landscape art as a tool of colonisation. The transformation of a land labeled and depicted as wilderness to allow and excuse colonization.
TThe Glover Prize is now open
Saturday 9 Mar 2019 - Sunday 17 Mar 2019
Falls Park Pavillion in Evandale ,Tasmania.
10am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm