Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

The human subject in states of spiritual exaltation, expansion and contraction continues to be the primary object of fascination in my work.

Selected as a finalist in the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2017, the derelict, filthy, in some places, worn bare figure in ‘Far from Self’ represents the contracted state of consciousness – alienation from Self. Orange and black thread divide the foreground of the picture plane drawing attention to the horizon line – a pictorial convention used to describe the notion of distance. The hulking figure move determinedly onwards.

The finalists’ exhibition runs from 4 to 26 August at Jugglers Art Space Inc.