Michael Schlitz’s magical installation goes beyond what we see in the natural world, transforming it into something more miraculous, more telling. It is an amalgam of dreams and natural systems, empirical understanding and emergent lore.
Schlitz is an acclaimed printmaker, using ancient woodcut methods to create his distinctively intricate pieces. This new work extends his methods to encompass chalk, carving, ultraviolet light and a large, organic structure that references natural systems.
Our troubled relationship with the natural world is eloquently addressed and sharply illuminated.
Artist: Michael Schlitz
Presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Presented by Ten Days on the Island in association with Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Supported by Republic Francaise, Arts Tasmania and Le Pôle export de la musique et des arts de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Image: Michael Schlitz, Forest, 2005, handprinted wood cut on Japanese Kozo paper, framed. Photo by Jack Bett. Courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery.