Acrylic on canvas, 41x51cm
Gunnedah is a work based on my recent trip to visit my grandparents. The distinct farming landscape evokes a sense of nostalgia. Yet there is also a sense of the unconscious or imaginary which creeps into the painting through ambiguous shape and line. The viewer projects their own memories onto the work, as they recognize certain distinct imagery and yet other memories are hazy recede into the background. This relates to the everchanging memory of place and how we project our own experience onto the landscape.