Matti, 'Earth to Earth', 2022. Mountains and water on canvas. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

These works document passages through the Australian landscape by collecting elements and binding them to canvas with water from the hydrocommons. Each piece records a single art-walk to summit mountains around New South Wales (Moore Park: Mount Lang, Constitution Hill, Mount Rennie, Mount Lang; Bungonia National Park: Mount Ayre; Mount Druitt). In combining my body with the mountains and the canvas I create uniquely expressive portraits of place, time, and self.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.