Joanna Burglar- ARTIST

artist statement

l was born in Australia, have travelled the world and visited ancient sites in foreign countries; it made wonder about my own heritage. The light, lifestyle and landscape of this country drew me back home. l hope my paintings reflect the unique qualities of Australia.

My paintings are about the complex interaction between man, nature and location; how they are affected by each other. Geometric forms of the industrial world that are transformed by the elements and time; tell of seasonal extremes and an unknown past.

Responding to the subject as if it was animate; recording its experiences like lifelines on its surface. The streaming, colorful sometimes painful marks give us no details of their origins; what otherwise would have been explained by a landscape setting; we must imagine for ourselves.