Maatsuyker Island Lichen VII

Maatsuyker Island Lichen VII

Watercolour on paper, 2013, 114 x 90cm

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Seal Skull

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Seal Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island White Bellied Sea Eagle Feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island White Bellied Sea Eagle Feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Unidentified feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Unidentified feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Feathers

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Feathers

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Bone

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Shearwater Bone

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen V

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen V

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen VI

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen VI

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Peregrine Hawk Feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Peregrine Hawk Feather

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Raven Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Raven Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Rosella Feathers

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Rosella Feathers

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen IV

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen IV

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen II

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen II

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen I

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Lichen I

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf III

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf III

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf II

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf II

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf I

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Leaf I

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Kangaroo Fern

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Kangaroo Fern

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Keepers Track Stump

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Keepers Track Stump

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Banksia Branch

Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Banksia Branch

Cabinet_Nicole_.Maatsuyker Island Leaf IVjpg

Cabinet_Nicole_.Maatsuyker Island Leaf IVjpg

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Fairy Prion Skull

Cabinet_Nicole_Maatsuyker Island Fairy Prion Skull

Maatsuyker Island

During the summer of 2013-14 my partner and I undertook a three month Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency on Maatsuyker Island. 

Maatsuyker Island is a place of intense nature.  From our quarters we gazed out over the Southern Ocean and watched as numerous storm clouds rolled in.  The dark grey clouds brought with them gale force winds making the trees bend and claw up the island, and rain that went in all directions.  Whilst most people would assume an artist would make works about the imposing landscape, I examined what made up the landscape from the ground up.  I was interested in understanding the phenomena of things in nature.  By examining how they grow, how the skeletal system of animals differ, and also looking at them with the artist’s eye as aesthetic objects in themselves. By isolating these objects as images I have constructed a large puzzle of what exists on the island, particularly looking at the decay and growth patterns of the organisms found there.

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