Otto Schmidinger

FALLEN | 2022 | acrylic and oils | 152 x 121cm

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 - Finalist

[Image courtesy of the artist]

Otto Schmidinger | FALLEN | 2022 | acrylic and oils | 152 x 121cm

Artist Statement

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.

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We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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