Erika Gofton - People's Choice

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 - People's Choice


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[Image courtesy of the artist]

Erika Gofton | Liminal | 2015 | oil on linen | 120 x 120 cm

Artist Statement

I am interested in making works that sit somewhat precariously between the beautiful and the ugly that speak of sensitivity, anxiety, fragility and fear. I want to explore the liminal space that we inhabit, and the power of the image to embody the heightened internal fear of being so close yet distant in the same breath. The work has become a way to confront the discomfort both through the image and the process. It has become the nadir; the point of letting go.

Winner of the $2,500 People's Choice Award, proudly sponsored by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.