David Keeling : Chromium Oxide

8 July - 3 August 2010

This body of work continues my interest in those spaces where the built and natural worlds intersect. I have tried to depict familiar, ordinary places in ways that transform them into the powerful, remembered places of our dreams and shared memory.

 

We have all walked along a track by the water ‘s edge or looked up at a Shea Oak at that moment when the light catches it, or been moved by the sight of a bleached, dead gum tree and tried to imagine it when it was a living, magnificent organism.

 

My pre-occupations with picturing the Tasmanian landscape are manifested in these twenty oil paintings and sculptures.

 

David Keeling