“Admatha II” is a dynamic and extremely evocative work. It suggests a transformative state between reality and fantasy. The colour red is symbolic of fear, passion and menace. The work is imbued with ambiguity and uncertainty. It is a highly complex composition incorporating a range of visual and technical ploys. “Admatha II” is both painting and drawing. For all its complexity, it is a well-balanced and unified work. It is an image that simultaneously attracts and repels. It brings to mind the chaos and confusion of contemporary everyday life both on a personal level and within communities.”
Stephen Rainbird (Senior Curatorial Advisor, Queensland University of Technology), Judge of the 2006 Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Award.
2006 Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Award