Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 - Finalist
[Image courtesy of the artist]
Otto Schmidinger | FALLEN | 2022 | acrylic and oils | 152 x 121cm
This tree felled by the wind and rain seemed to me like a prizefighter struggling to push upright.
Having adapted to the new orientation, it has filled the cleared space with new growth reclaiming the prize of sunlight.
I was captivated by the colours and texture of the trunk and the struggle to regain dominance.
I felt that this silent battle was worth portraying.