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Nicholas Blowers Savage entropy in Payne's grey

oil on canvas

167.5 x 207 cm

There is a busy, chaotic feel to my work; a world of debris and clutter that one often finds in the Australian landscape. I often search for places that have a heightened sense of drama and find it particularly in subjects that are in an advanced stage of collapse and decay.

The subject of this painting is a mine-tailings pond at Savage River in Tasmania. It is a place of conflict, a landscape where both human interests and wildness compete. Paradoxically, it is also a place of beauty at odds with the drama that is unfolding.

Nicholas Blowers, 2020