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Tara Janus Edge

Work by Tara Janus
Work by Tara Janus
Work by Tara Janus
Work by Tara Janus

My artwork began when I swam at Bronte Pool at dusk. The pool sits on the edge of the land and the sea: it offers safety from the ocean, and simultaneously access to it. It is a liminal space, dividing the known from the unknown, safety from danger, consciousness from unconsciousness. I photographed and translated the pool into paintings, using oils for their luminosity and light. The paintings became more abstract: less about the pool itself and more about the feeling of being at the pool – a feeling of disquiet; ambiguity as to whether it is dusk or dawn.

Influencing artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Gerhard Richter, JMW Turner, Chris Langlois, Claude Monet


St Vincent's College



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