We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Jiamei Liu Beneath the surface

Work by Jiamei Liu
Work by Jiamei Liu
Work by Jiamei Liu
Work by Jiamei Liu
Work by Jiamei Liu

Intricate links exist between the wellbeing of the human population and Earth. As technological developments deplete Earth’s resources, nature begins to lose her vitality. While corporate and individual greed turn a blind eye to the increasingly degraded environment, a reality ‘health’ check reveals the damage civilisation has imposed upon the land. This ‘plague’ of urbanisation and industrialisation grows from the darkened coasts into inland areas, like deadly cancers consuming the human body. Hence, my work portrays the parallels between the health of Earth and of humanity. It is by protecting our planet that our own wellbeing can be sustained.

Influencing artists: John Olsen, Edward Burtynsky, Fred Williams

School

Cherrybrook Technology High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2014

HSC year

2013