05 May Giles Alexander’s Wynne Prize finalist
Associated artist Giles Alexander’s Wynne Prize finalist titled When the fire came my loss was total (Australian bushfires from space) was painted after a photo taken from the International Space Station depicting an immense drift of bushfire smoke.
With this image Alexander shifts our habitual sense of scale and points to the smallness and fragility of our home in the cosmos. He explains, “my painting practice wonders about ‘us’. I am interested in the human species. My work seeks to ask how we find a sense of belonging in our landscape, in a city, in a country, in the world, indeed in the Universe?”
Image: Giles Alexander, When the fire came my loss was total (Australian bushfires from space), acrylic on birch, 65 x 70 cm