Remember this guy? Found recently sitting in the middle of our beautiful Cataract Gorge? Well, we are excited to say that we have him for sale in the Design Tasmania Shop. Not quite the same size as on the Gorge but a nice size for display in your home.
Auguste Rodin’s Thinker, made in 1880 is famous for depicting a nude figure deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent man’s pursuit of intellectual thought and philosophy. In Parer’s giant glowing figure we see the results of contemporary man’s self-indulgence and self-importance. Man holds his head in search of answers, in search perhaps of what went wrong?
Parer Studio’s principal creative, Amanda Parer, an Australian artist began her art career as a painter and sculptor in Sydney but now resides Tasmania with her family, where she focused her practice on creating and presenting public art installations that have since been displayed around the globe.
Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, Parer’s artwork aims to explore the natural world, it’s fragility and the role of humanity within it. When the audience visits one of these ephemeral art installations they are enticed by the play of scale, light, dark, drama, and sometimes humour.
The giants of Parer Studio’s creations stand enlarged, stimulating imaginations while offering scope for reflection about our state with the natural world.
Find 'Man' by Amanda Parer for sale in the Design Tasmania Shop.
Photography credit: Mona/Jesse Hunniford
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